Senior India off-spinner Ashwin Ravichandran has said the signs are encouraging about his injured shoulder after he walked off in pain on his Delhi Capitals debut in the Indian Premier League on Sunday.
Ashwin had endured dream and nightmare in a space of six deliveries as he dismissed two batsmen and then suffered a suspected shoulder dislocation during Delhi Capitals’ IPL game against his former side KXIP. But in the post-match presentation ceremony he seemed in good spirits, and Shreyas Iyer had said the off-spinner might be alright for the next match.
“I was in pain as I left the field last night, but the pain has settled down and the scan reports are pretty encouraging too. Thanks for all your love and support,” Ashwin tweeted late on Monday.
Delhi face another of Ashwin’s former teams in Chennai Super Kings next, on Friday.
Brought 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.
Writhing in pain, Ashwin’s jersey became a temporary sling as he left the field along with Capitals’ physio Patrick Farhard.
However, there was good news with regards to Ashwin, who according to Shreyas Iyer was fine and in contention to play Delhi Capitals’ next match.
“I briefly spoke to Ashwin, and Ashwin said he’ll be ready for the next game, but at the end of the day it’s the physio’s decision. He [Ashwin] is a strong-minded guy, and hopefully he’ll be available,” Iyer said after the game.
(With PTI inputs)
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