Mumbai: Leg-spinner Amit Mishra of Delhi Capitals has been ruled out of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League due to a tendon injury he sustained on his bowling finger during the game against Kolkata Knight Riders in Sharjah on Saturday.
Talking to ANI, a DC official confirmed that Mishra suffered a tendon injury, as seen in a scan on his finger on Sunday.
“The reports have come and this is bad news. He will be unavailable for the rest of the season and we will need to keep an eye on a replacement. But the worst thing is that he looked in a great rhythm and was really good. He was bowling. His experience was something that was not only helping him in between these UAE wickets but also helping the young spinners in the team, “the official said.
In his very first over against KKR, he injured his bowling finger while trying to grab a return catch of Nitish Rana. While Mishra dives to catch the ball, he injures his finger in the process.
While he dismissed Gill in his next over – after conceding just 2 runs in his first over – it was after four more deliveries that the physio had to walk with a magic spray to check his finger which was bothering him.
Mishra did not bowl much in the match and his absence was felt by captain Shreyas Iyer, who made it clear in the post-match presentation.
He said, “Unfortunate to lose Mishra in the middle when he was spinning the ball really well. We were confident we had two good overs left, but anything could happen, it is a funny game is T20s and especially here in Sharjah.”
(With ANI Inputs)