In the first ODI against England on Tuesday, Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer picked up a shoulder injury while fielding. Iyer sustained the injury while fielding at extra cover to stop the boundary. The 26-year-old cricketer dislocated his shoulder and was taken off the field immediately and was ruled out of the remainder of the ODI series.
The co-owner of Delhi Capitals Parth Jindal has confirmed that Iyer will be missing the entire IPL season so that the youngster is fully fit for the T20I World Cup.
“Absolutely devastated and gutted for our skipper @ShreyasIyer15 – stay strong captain – hope for a very quick recovery. Have full faith that you will come back even stronger from this. India needs you in the T20 World Cup.” he tweeted.
The Board of Control for Cricket In India is yet to make an official announcement on this matter. The reports suggest that the scans have revealed a labrum tear in his left shoulder which may be healed through surgery. The current scenario immediately rules out the DC skipper from the upcoming IPL and will be sidelined from the game for the next three months.
In the previous edition of the IPL, DC ended their season as a finalist under the captaincy of Iyer. The youngster’s absence in the playing XI will be a huge loss for Delhi Capitals. Iyer looked in good touch in the shortest format against England which took place earlier this month.