Sunrisers Hyderabad have suffered a huge injury blow as their pace spearhead Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been ruled out of the ongoing IPL 2020 due to a hip injury.
The India star had sustained the injury during their win over Chennai Super Kings at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on last Friday. Bowling his final over, the right-arm pacer pulled up before delivering his second ball and eventually decided to walk off the field after receiving treatment on the field.
He tried to stretch his leg and returned to his bowling mark before aborting his run-up once more. He was soon attended by the team-physio and had his leg strapped. However, it did not make much of a difference as he pulled up for a third time and made it clear it was tough for him to bowl anymore.
He straightaway limped off the field as Khaleel Ahmed completed the over which was the 19th of the innings. According to ANI, sources in the team confirmed that the pacer will have to skip the cash-rich league due to the injury.
“Bhuvi will not be able to take further part in this year’s tournament as he has been ruled out with a hip injury. A big blow for sure as he is someone who leads the bowling unit and is also an integral part of the leadership group on the ground,” the source said.
This is yet another injury blow for Bhuvneshwar Kumar who has suffered several setbacks in recent times. Last year during the World Cup too, he had to miss few games after he suffered a hamstring injury during the group stage clash against Pakistan.
After that, he picked up a side strain during the tour of West Indies in August and had to go to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) for rehabilitation. The injury had ruled him out of the T20Is against South Africa and Bangladesh before returning to the team for the T20I series against West Indies towards the end of the year.
But he was sidelined again after being diagnosed with a sports hernia post the T20I series and consequently missed the entire tour of New Zealand as well as the home series against Australia.