Delhi Capitals skipper Shreyas Iyer was forced to sit out of much of Rajasthan’s chase on Wednesday night in Dubai after hurting his shoulder earlier in the innings.
It was the last ball of the fifth over and Iyer dove to his left to save a boundary when he landed on his shoulder and was visibly in great pain. The team’s physio Patrick Farhat came out on the field to help Iyer but the skipper looked in too much pain and had to be sidelined for the rest of the match.
Shikhar Dhawan filled in as captain in Iyer’s absence and revealed after the match that the young skipper could move his shoulder.
"He (Iyer) is in pain but good thing is he is able to move his shoulder. I haven't spoken to him at length. We'll get proper report tomorrow," said Dhawan.
Delhi beat Rajasthan in the match by 13 runs but instead of celebrating, Delhi Capitals’ fans were more worried about Iyer’s shoulder, with Amit Mishra and Ishant Sharma already back in India due to injuries and Rishabh Pant also currently sidelined with one.
Hope he's all fine n gets fit soon .— Rohan R Shanbhag (@rony619619) October 14, 2020
Looked lot of pain in shoulder did Shreyas Iyer
First Ishant had a hamstring injury— Mersal_Raghul (@raghul_1206) October 14, 2020
Then Amit Mishra had a finger injury
Then Pant also having a hamstring injury
Now Shreyas Iyer having shoulder injury..
Ashwin shoulder injury,
Tough times for DC this tournament...#DCvsRR
Team and obviously we need you more shreyas. So please have a very quick recovery champ.— Divya Reesu #FOREVERARMAANIAN ❤ (@divyasrireesu) October 14, 2020
Sturdy skipper you'll bounce back within know time.Hoping a speed recovery . Loved to see you on the field in the coming match.Quirky performance with the bat .Take a bow for your forbearance . The way you pulled the game was classic .— Lupthika (@Lupthika1) October 14, 2020
An absolute team effort .spread the aura ❤
Take care Iyer— DEVENDRA SAINI (@DevendersainiS) October 14, 2020
Hope you'll be fine soon. Team needs you a lot. You and pant both can't be stay out of the playing XI at any cost #DelhiCapitals
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