Twitterati sympathise with KKR as Mitchell Starc is ruled out of IPL
KKR will have to find an able replacement for him now.
Published - Mar 30, 2018 2:23 pm | Updated - Mar 30, 2018 2:23 pm
Australia’s pace spearhead Mitchell Starc has been ruled out of the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). He has also missed the ongoing fourth and final Test against South Africa. The left-arm fast bowler has suffered a tibial bone stress injury and will travel back home after the end of the series for the further assessment. He was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for a whopping amount of Rs 9.4 Crores during the auction in January earlier this year.
The Australian team has been under the radar for quite some time now after the trio of Steve Smith, Cameron Bancroft and David Warner were banned for their involvement in the ball-tampering scandal. Even their coach Darren Lehmann has resigned from the helm and will step down at the end of the ongoing Test match. With Starc being ruled out, it has an immediate effect on the stardom of the tournament like IPL as Smith and Warner are already missing the T20 extravaganza.
Huge blow for KKR
Kolkata Knight Riders went hammer on tongs for Mitchell Starc in the auction and shelled a huge amount for him only to find themselves in trouble now. They only have 19 players in their squad and the franchise cannot afford to lose gun players like the Aussie bowler ahead of the tournament. They have to find an able replacement now for him soon with IPL only 8 days away now.
The core of their overseas group Andre Russell, Chris Lynn always have an injury cloud over them as management has to manage their workloads carefully. Also, Sunil Narine’s bowling action has been reported during the Pakistan Super League which will be on his minds as well.
Twitter though was disappointed after yet another Australian cricketer was ruled out of the tournament. While some found some humour even in this news, KKR fans were left wondering about their future of the season.
Here’s how Twitterati reacted:
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 30, 2018
Those Kkr's fans who celebrate the banned of david warner and steve smith….
Now its your turn…..
Put this mask….???
Bcz Mitchell starc @mstarc56 ruled out of Ipl 2018,
Due to tibial bone stress in his right leg! pic.twitter.com/U4AvADkUcZ
— Reshu Bhardwaj ? (@reshubhardwaj7) March 30, 2018
Mitchell Starc to miss IPL for the 3rd consecutive year!
What on Earth happens to this guy when IPL comes around?
Looks like RCB were to get rid of him!
— Utsav ojha (@Utsavojha2) March 30, 2018
Players to miss the IPL 11 –
— Nikhil Mane ??? (@nikhiltait) March 30, 2018
So KKR looses another one, Mitchell Starc out of #IPL2018
Aasha karte hai ki IPL k start se pehle KKR paralysed na ho Jaye?
— M. Says (@MayankDPatel1) March 30, 2018
Mitchell Starc ne toh waat laga di
— Abhishek (@abhishek2526) March 30, 2018
Shahrukh khan @iamsrk needs to come himself now after these surprises first from @GautamGambhir and Chris lynn @lynny50 then from Mitchell starc @mstarc56 …Is this the last or are they still some more in store..
— देसी इंडियन (@1frm90Migration) March 30, 2018
So it was inconceivable that the bowlers weren't aware what was going on.
Now Mitchell Starc suddenly develops an injury & is out of final test & IPL ?#BallTampering #SandpaperGate #CricketAustralia #SAvsAUS #SAvAus #IPL2018
— Russ Pemberton (@RussPLFC) March 30, 2018
Just in: Mitchell Starc to miss #IPL2018 !!
2016 – injured
2017 – Himself Out Of IPL
2018 – Injured ???
— Iyappa Dhoni (@Iyappa_Dhoni) March 30, 2018
No Steve Smith no David Warner and now without Mitchell Starc IPL become so uninterested
— cook book (@Drcookbook) March 30, 2018
— Krishnadev Roy (@the_krishnadev) March 30, 2018
People are out to search replacement for Mitchell Starc be like. pic.twitter.com/wBlAwAu5Mi
— R. (@SuperSRKian) March 30, 2018
Chris Lynn is down with a shoulder injury. Andre Russell was ruled out of the PSL. Sunil Narine was reported for a suspect action. Now, Mitchell Starc’s ruled out of the #IPL2018. This has spelled doom for the @KKRiders and could well turn out to be a long, long season for them.
— Bhola Punjabi (@KunalTheWall) March 30, 2018
— Swatit_1 (@Swatit_1) March 30, 2018
Gosh… @KKRiders wasted more then 9 crore for Mitchell Starc only for this…. It was quite evident this is going to happen…. Because of him #KKR missed out of some quality players … ? @cricketaakash @bhogleharsha @StarSportsIndia @IPL @mstarc56
— Rahul Chhetri (@ImRahulChhetri) March 30, 2018