IPL 2020, DC vs CSK: Ravichandran Ashwin lost to Delhi Capitals in 2-3 matches, Shreyas Iyer confirms
Ravichandran Ashwin will aim to return to Delhi capitals soon© Instagram
Prior to the match against Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Delhi Capital captain Shreyas Iyer confirmed that Ravichandran Ashwin would not actually play two-three matches in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Ashwin suffered a shoulder injury in Delhi’s first match against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). “We needed a win in the first game of that season. The boys are really motivated and we are in a great mindset. I would have picked on the field as well, because in the previous match, Deus played a great role. Ashwin, I feel well, but we wanted to give him rest for two-three matches so that he feels better. He is doing well in the gym. We have two changes – Ashwin for Amit Mishra and Mohit Sharma Liye Avesh Khan. ”Iyer said during the toss against CSK.
During the match against KXIP, who were chasing a target of 158 runs, Iyer handed the ball to Ashwin in the sixth over. He bowled brilliantly, taking two crucial wickets of Karun Nair (1) and Nicholas Pooran (0).
However, on the last ball of the over, he dived to save a single and hurt his shoulder in the process.
After landing on the field with physio Patrick Farhart, Ashwin said he appeared to have dislocated his left shoulder and used the jersey as a temporary sling.
He was seen in the dressing room with a sling on his left hand and an ice-pack on the shoulder.
Finally, after both sides scored 157 runs on the board, the Delhi Capitals overcame KXIP in the Super Over.
After the game, Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer had said that Ashwin would be available for the next game but the final decision would be taken by team physio Farhat.