Things are just going from bad to worse for Delhi Capitals in the ongoing IPL 2020 as far as injuries are concerned. They have already lost the services of Amit Mishra and Ishant Sharma for the rest of the season while wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant is currently sidelined with a hamstring injury.
And on Wednesday, Delhi Capitals suffered yet another huge blow when their skipper Shreyas Iyer injured his shoulder while fielding during the match against Rajasthan Royals. Shreyas Iyer ended up hurting his shoulder while trying to stop the ball.
The incident took place in the fifth over of Royals’ innings when Anrich Nortje was bowling to Ben Stokes. The Royals opener punched one down the ground and Shreyas Iyer, who was standing at mid-off, dived over the ball to stop it but landed awkwardly on it.
He managed to save the boundary but ended up injuring his shoulder in the process. He looked in great pain and soon received medical attention from the physio. But it did not make much of a difference as Shreyas Iyer took no chance and walked off the field straightaway. In his absence, Shikhar Dhawan took charge of the team.
Before leaving the field, the Delhi Capitals skipper had scored a fine fifty to help his side post a challenging total of 161 for 7. While he did struggle to bat in his usual manner, he made sure to keep his wicket safe as he played a fighting knock to help Delhi recover from 10 for 2.
He scored 53 off 43 balls with the help of three fours and a couple of sixes. Delhi Capitals would be praying that the injury is not serious. The Delhi-based franchise looks set to make it to the playoffs after winning five of its opening six games.