IPL 2020: Ravichandran Ashwin Sustains Freak Shoulder Injury During Delhi Capitals vs Kings XI Punjab Tie
Ravichandran Ashwin suffered a suspected shoulder dislocation during Delhi Capitals' IPL game against KXIP on Sunday.
- Ravichandran Ashwin left the field after injuring his left shoulder
- Ashwin landed awkwardly while diving to save a single off his own bowling
- Ashwin took 2 wickets before he was taken off the field by team physio
Senior India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin endured dream and nightmare in a space of six deliveries as he scalped two batsmen and then suffered a suspected shoulder dislocation during Delhi Capitals' IPL game against KXIP on Sunday. Brought in during the final Powerplay over, Ashwin first got Karun Nair and then bowled Nicholas Pooran through the gate but a needless dive to stop a single off the last delivery saw him land awkwardly on his left arm with shoulder taking the jerk. Writhing in pain, Ashwin's jersey became a temporary sling as he left the field along with Capitals' physio Patrick Farhart.
A shoulder dislocation could rule Ashwin out of tournament. He had played for Kings XI Punjab last season.
In the match, Kagiso Rabada helped Delhi Capitals register a thrilling Super Over winover Kings XI Punjab.
Rabada removed KL Rahul and Nicholas Pooran off successive deliveries in the Super Over.
Delhi chased down the three-run target in the Super Over without losing any wickets.
Earlier in the match, after being sent into bat, Delhi Capitals posted a competitive total of 157/8 thanks to Marcus Stoinis' whirlwind knock of 53.
Stoinis also picked up two wickets while bowling the 20th over of the KXIPinnings and managed to defend 13 runs despite getting hit for a maximum on the first delivery.