Indian middle-order batsman and Delhi Capitals skipper Shreyas Iyer has expressed his gratitude towards his fans and well-wishers who have flooded social media with heartwarming messages for the 26-year-old in the wake of his unfortunate injury.
Tragedy struck for Shreyas Iyer during the first One-day International against England at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune when he suffered a horrific shoulder injury that has now ruled him out of the remainder of the series and the entire season of the Indian Premier League.
It all happened during the 8th over of England’s run-chase when Shreyas Iyer, in an attempt to save a boundary, landed awkwardly on his left shoulder.
He looked in a lot of pain and immediately left the field. Later the BCCI shared an update on Twitter that the 26-year-old has subluxated (partially dislocated) his left shoulder.
Shreyas was taken to the hospital for further scans where it was confirmed that the young batsman will be on the sidelines for an extended period of time, thereby missing not only the ODI series but also the IPL.
Iyer, on Thursday, took to his official Twitter account where he thanked his well-wishers for their continued support besides stating that he will be back soon.
“I’ve been reading your messages and have been overwhelmed by all the outpouring of love and support. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone. You know what they say, the greater the setback, the stronger the comeback. I shall be back soon ❤️🙏” wrote Shreyas Iyer.
I’ve been reading your messages and have been overwhelmed by all the outpouring of love and support. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone. You know what they say, the greater the setback, the stronger the comeback. I shall be back soon ❤️🙏 pic.twitter.com/RjZTBAnTMX
— Shreyas Iyer (@ShreyasIyer15) March 25, 2021
In the absence of Shreyas Iyer, India might rope in the likes of Suryakumar Yadav or Shubman Gill for the remainder of the series which they currently lead by 1-0.
As far as the Delhi Capitals is concerned, it remains to be seen who fills Shreyas’s shoes as far as leadership duties are concerned.