Ravichandran Ashwin has delivered a very promising update on his shoulder injury. Delhi Capitals as well as the off-spinner would have feared the worst when he injured his shoulder while going for a dive off the last ball of his first over. He was seen grimacing in pain while holding his left shoulder.
He did not take any risk and walked off the field straightaway and did not come back for the rest of the game. At that time, it looked like he had dislocated his shoulder. The India star was also seen with his left arm in a sling, as commentators spoke of a possible dislocated shoulder.
But despite the injury looking bad at that time, Ravichandran Ashwin has hinted he is likely to be fit for Delhi Capitals’ next clash. On Monday evening, he took to Twitter to deliver an update on his injury where he stated that the pain has subsided and the scan reports are ‘pretty encouraging too’.
“I was in pain as I left the field last night, but the pain has settled down and the scan reports are pretty encouraging too. Thanks for all your love and support,” he wrote.
I was in pain as I left the field last night, but the pain has settled down and the scan reports are pretty encouraging too. Thanks for all your love and support. ? #IPL2020
— Ashwin ?? (@ashwinravi99) September 21, 2020
With the injury not serious, Ravichandran Ashwin is likely to be fit for Delhi’s next clash which is against Chennai Super Kings on September 25 in Dubai.
Delhi would be hoping that the spinner recovers quickly especially after the form he showed in the only over he managed to bowl against Kings XI Punjab. He picked up the wickets of Karun Nair and Nicholas Pooran in his very first over for Delhi before injuring his shoulder.
As far as the game is concerned, Delhi Capitals beat Kings XI Punjab in the super over after both the teams ended on 157. In the super over, Kagiso Rabada bowled brilliantly to restrict Kings XI Punjab to just two runs before Rishabh Pant did the rest with the bat.