IPL 2017: Andrew Tye of Gujarat Lions ruled out due to shoulder injury

Sudipta Biswas
Andrew Tye became the first player to take a hat-trick on IPL debut. Gujarat Lions will certainly miss his service

Gujarat Lions fast bowler Andrew Tye has been ruled out of remaining Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 season. The Australian bowler suffered a shoulder injury during Gujarat Lions’ match against Mumbai Indians in Rajkot on Saturday while attempting to save a boundary near the rope. He had to be taken off the field on a stretcher.

Tye is not sure about the degree of the damage. It is expected that he needs time to recover from this injury. Thus, he has now left for Australia. “The shoulder popped out of the socket and remained out for a while. They put it back in at the hospital,” The Australian said.

“The extent of the damage is still unknown. I will be flying home in the next couple of days to figure that out. And as for the recovery time, I am not too sure at the moment, but hopefully, it’s not too long,” he added.  Also Read: Vinod Kambli slams out at people who mistook him for Vinod Khanna

Tye has earlier played for Chennai Super Kings in 2015 but he had spent maximum time on the reserve bench. In the last season, his entire season had gone in vain as Gujarat Lions didn’t pay heed to him. However, as soon as he made his IPL debut he made an immediate impact. The Aussie fast bowler took 5 for 17 including a hat-trick against Rising Pune Supergiant. Also Read: Sachin Tendulkar in association with Smartron to launch Android powered Srt.phone on May 3

So far, he has taken 12 wickets at an average of 11.75 and an economy rate of 6.71, Tye is currently at the third position on the Purple Cap list.

His absence will affect Lions’ chance in IPL 2017. Lions are currently at sixth position with six points from nine matches.