Darren Bravo injures his hand during practise session for KKR

From the reports which emerged from the KKR camp, the injury isn’t serious enough and it was just a precautionary measure to keep him out of practice.

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Darren Bravo of West Indies
Darren Bravo of West Indies. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

Two-time IPL Champions Kolkata Knight Riders were jolted with an injury scare when their foreign recruit Darren Bravo was hit in the hand while batting during a practise session. The southpaw was bought by KKR in this year’s auction. He was hit on the forearm by a rising delivery from Ankit Rajpoot and looked in ominous pain. From the reports which emerged from the KKR camp, the injury isn’t serious enough but he did not bat again in the nets because of a precautionary measure.

Bravo also plays for the Trinbago Knight Riders in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) which is also owned by Shah Rukh Khan and Juhi Chawla. Bravo along with Rovman Powell are the two Caribbeans who were bought by the franchise for their base prices Rs. 30 lakhs in the 2017 auction.

While swashbuckling all-rounder Yusuf Pathan joined the practise session for the upcoming IPL today, captain Gautam Gambhir is expected to join tomorrow. They have some exceptional players in the upcoming edition and will look to become the first team to win 3 IPL seasons so far. Gambhir has led his troops with perfection and the fortunes of the Shah Rukh Khan-owned team changed ever since Gambhir took over in the 2011 season.

KKR performed pretty poorly in the opening 3 seasons of the tournament under the leadership of former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly and the southpaw was relieved of the duties in the 2011 season and was replaced by Gambhir. In the 2011 season, KKR reached the Playoffs before winning the tournament in the 2012 and the 2014 season.

The franchise also received a setback when the Enforcement Directorate (ED) issued a show cause notice to its owners Shah Rukh Khan and Juhi Chawla for an alleged loss of Rs. 73.60 crores foreign exchange in a FEMA case related with the cash-rich league. It has been issued after some shares of KRSPL were sold to a Mauritius-based firm at a lower cost than the original value which amounted up to Rs 73.6 crores.

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