Seasoned fast-bowler Ishant Sharma was on Monday ruled out of the remainder of Indian Premier League 2020 due to a rib injury.
The 32-year-old Delhi Capitals pacer played just one game in the IPL season, returning with figures of 0/26 against Sunrirsers Hyderabad.
Delhi Capitals put out a statement on Monday which explained that Ishant suffered the rib injury during a training session.
“Ishant experienced an acute episode of left rib cage pain while bowling at a team training session on October 7, 2020, in Dubai,” read the statement.
“Subsequent investigations revealed that he sustained a left internal oblique muscle tear. This injury will unfortunately rule him out of the remainder of Indian Premier League 2020.”
Ishant, who has played 97 Tests and 80 one-day internationals for India, is the second blow for the Shreyas Iyer-led Delhi, who lost leg-spinner Amit Mishra to a finger injury last week.
Sunrisers Hyderabad have also been hit by injuries with Australia’s Mitchell Marsh and Indian quick Bhuvneshwar Kumar ruled out of the IPL.
The 53-day, money-spinning league, which is into its 13th edition, will conclude on November 10.
(With inputs from AFP)