Ashish Nehra ruled out of the IPL with hamstring injury
Updated - May 19, 2016 11:45 am
Table toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad received a huge setback to their plans after pace spearhead left-arm pacer Ashish Nehra was ruled out of ongoing the Indian Premier League due to injury. The veteran bowler sustained a hamstring tendon injury.
The press release issued by the franchise stated: “Sunrisers Hyderabad spearhead, Ashish Nehra has sustained a significant hamstring tendon injury during the match against Kings XI Punjab on May 15, 2016.
“Ashish Nehra is now in consultation with a specialist orthopaedic surgeon for the most appropriate course of treatment to ensure a successful return to competitive cricket. Unfortunately, he will play no further part in the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League for Sunrisers Hyderabad,” the release further stated.
Those in the know of things said that normally a Grade-1 hamstring injury at least takes three weeks to heal and hamstring tendon injury could take anything between 3-6 months including rehabilitation.
The injury can be worrying for Nehra as it puts serious a question mark on his future in competitive cricket. The left arm pacer, who recently made a comeback to the national team at the ripe age of 37 has very few limited overs match in the next one and half years. There are also talks about Nehra being a preferred choice as bowling coach with a vast repertoire of in-depth knowledge on pace bowling and a cordial relation with the younger crop of bowlers.
Nehra, who was named in the ‘Team of Tournament’ in the recently-concluded World T20, has played 8 out of the 12 IPL matches for the Sunrisers this season taking 9 wickets at a decent economy rate of 7.65. His best bowling figures were three for 15.