Amit Mishra has been ruled out of the entire IPL 2020 season due to a finger injury that he had incurred during a match.
Delhi Capitals leg-spinner Amit Mishra has injured the ring finger on his right hand during their match against the Kolkata Knight Riders. As it was proved to be a flexor tendon injury, it was then decided that he was to be ruled out of the entire season.
Confirming the said matter, an official statement from the Delhi Capitals said, ‘The 37-year-old sustained a flexor tendon injury to the ring finger of his bowling hand whilst attempting to take a return catch off his bowling during Delhi Capitals' match against the Kolkata Knight Riders’.
‘Mishra will now consult with a specialist over the next few days to determine the most appropriate course of management for this unfortunate injury’, the statement added.
Mishra had his injury after he had dived to his right in an attempt to take a return catch in hopes of dismissing KKR’s Nitish Rana as he bowled in the first over of the match. He still managed to bowl one more over where he had dismissed Shubman Gill. After that, the physio had to come out to tend to him again. Then, he no longer went out to bowl.
After the game, a DC official was quoted saying, ‘The worst part is that he was looking in great rhythm and was bowling really well. His experience was something that was not just helping him in the middle on these UAE wickets, but also the young spinners in the team’.
Even DC captain Shreyas Iyer thought that it was unfortunate to lose Mishra in the middle of the season after he had already spun the ball so well. So far, the 37-year-old has already been featured in three games this season and had already managed to pick up three wickets.
Mishra is the second-highest wicket-taker in the history of the IPL. With that, DC would have to find a nice replacement for the experienced player. To know more about the Delhi Capitals and the other teams of the IPL, visit Betwala.
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