IPL 2020: Delhi Capitals' Ishant Sharma to miss a couple more matches due to back injury

IPL 2020: Delhi Capitals’ Ishant Sharma to miss a couple more matches due to back injury

In his last season of IPL, he scalped 13 wickets at an economy of 7.58 after coupling well with Kagiso Rabada.

Ishant Sharma, Delhi Daredevils
Ishant Sharma. (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

After getting a victory in the super-over match, Delhi Capitals (DC) have kicked off their IPL 2020 journey in style. They are set to face the three-time champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the next game on September 25. However, the DC pacer Ishant Sharma is likely to miss some IPL games owing to a back spasm that occurred to him during warm-up sessions before the match against KXIP. 

He will take some time to recover, and DC management doesn’t want to rush things with him. In the latest interview, a member of the team management said they know the importance of their star pacer and hence would like to give time to him. Ishant Sharma is having a great amount of time to get back in the desired form before he steps up on the field.

“He will ideally need a little time and may miss a game or two. We will not risk Ishant and rush him into the XI so early in the season. The games have only begun, and he is a vital cog going into the middle and business end of the tournament,” said an anonymous source from DC according to India TV.

The reports stated that injury was caused due to a sudden pressure after a prolonged period of rest at home. However, the source quashed those rumours stating that Ishant Sharma had been training at home during the lockdown.

Neccesary measures have been taken by physio, says source

“No, it has nothing to do with returning to training after the pandemic-induced break. He had been training constantly during the break so, that is not the case. Also, injuries happen to sports persons all the time. Even a batsman can suffer spasms while batting at the nets. He was assessed immediately by the physio, and necessary measures were taken,” the source added.

Ishant Sharma returned to his home team after plying his trade for a different team in IPL 2014-17. In his last season of IPL, he scalped 13 wickets at an economy of 7.58 after coupling well with Kagiso Rabada. With no trophy in the history of IPL, the Capitals will be trying their best to fight for their maiden title this year.