IPL 2017: Mumbai Indians coach confirms Ambati Rayudu suffered grade 1 groin tear

Abhishek Nandwani
Mumbai Indians coach Mahela Jayawardene on Saturday confirmed that batsman Ambati Rayudu, who was stretchered off during their opening game against Rising Pune Supergiant, is ruled out for at least 7-8 days.

Mumbai Indians coach Mahela Jayawardene on Saturday confirmed that batsman Ambati Rayudu, who was stretchered off during their opening game against Rising Pune Supergiant, is ruled out for at least 7-8 days with a grade 1 groin tear.

Rayudu was carried off the Maharashtra Cricket Stadium in Pune on a stretcher during the 16th over of the Supergiant’s chase. Jayawardene confirmed that the Indian international, who has been an integral part of the MI set-up will have his situation assessed after that.

During the eight days that Rayudu is expected to be out for MI have a tight schedule that includes four matches that the 31-year-old will definitely miss. Mumbai have a packed schedule in the next week as they play four games between April 9 and April 16.

They face Kolkata Knight Riders, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Gujarat Lions. Mumbai Indians lost their first match against Rising Pune Supergiant.