India’s experienced off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin suffered a horror injury after getting rid of 2 batsmen during Delhi Capitals’ IPL opener against KXIP on Sunday.
Roped in during the final Powerplay over, Ashwin first got Karun Nair and then bowled Nicholas Pooran through the gate but a needless dive to stop a single off the last delivery saw him land awkwardly on his left arm with shoulder taking the jerk. Struggling in pain, Ashwin’s jersey became a temporary sling as he left the field along with Capitals’ physio Patrick Farhart.
A shoulder dislocation could rule Ashwin out of the entire tournament and that would be an absolute tragedy. Ashwin had played for Kings XI Punjab last season.
R Ashwin injures his shoulder.
Diving on his right, R Ashwin injured his left shoulder and left the field immediately. That would have hurt.
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Speaking of the game itself, Kagiso Rabada helped Delhi Capitals register a thrilling Super Over win over Kings XI Punjab. Rabada got rid of KL Rahul and Nicholas Pooran off successive deliveries in the Super Over. Delhi chased down the three-run target in the Super Over without losing any wickets.