Delhi Capitals Shreyas Iyer has said Ravichandran Ashwin is set to miss few more games due to the shoulder injury he sustained during the team’s tournament-opener against Kings XI Punjab on Sunday.
The ace spinner had injured his shoulder while going for a dive off the last ball of his first over against his former team. 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.
Fortunately, the injury was not serious as Ravichandran Ashwin himself revealed that the scan reports were promising. But despite the injury not being that serious, Delhi Capitals are in no mood to take any risk as Shreyas Iyer confirmed that the off-spinner would be rested for 2-3 games.
“Ashwin, I feel is doing pretty well, but we wanted to give him a 2-3 game rest so that he feels better. He’s doing well in the gym,” Shreyas Iyer said at the toss ahead of the game against Chennai Super Kings.
With Delhi Capitals team-management now ruling the spinner out for ‘2-3’games, Ravichandran Ashwin could return to action during the match against Kolkata Knight Riders on October 3. Before that game, the Capitals will lock horns against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Delhi would be hoping that the spinner is available for selection 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.