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IPL 2020: Rishabh Pant Out For a Week With Injury Confirms DC Skipper Shreyas Iyer

Rishabh Pant injured himself against Rajasthan Royals. (Photo Credit: IPL)

Rishabh Pant limping after taking the catch of Varun Aaron in Delhi Capitals‘ last match against Rajasthan Royals was a sight that was not welcoming for the DC management. However, as per initial reports from close sources to the management, Pant was just sore and there were no injury concerns. Delhi Capitals beat the Royals by 46 runs in Sharjah in match 23 to go to the top of the IPL 2020 points table. Ho

However, Delhi Capitals skipper Shreyas Iyer in the post-match presentation after Delhi’s loss to Mumbai on Sunday confirmed, that the wicket-keeper batsman could be out for at least a week after coping with injury. He further said that the medical staff has advised a week’s rest for Pant, keeping in mind the seriousness of his injury.

Rishabh Pant Out For a Week Due to Injury

Pant’s injury comes at a really wrong time for the Capitals, who have been consistent so far in the tournament. He will be badly missed in the middle-overs in the death overs of their innings when they really needed a kick on.

“We have no idea (on Rishabh’s availability), the doctor said he has to rest for a week and hope he comes back really strong,” Iyer said at the post-match presentation ceremony, when asked about Pant’s injury.

Delhi Capitals have had a few injury concerns in this IPL season so far. R Ashwin injured his shoulder in the very first match that Delhi played in this season. He missed out a few games before making a comeback for the side against KKR in Sharjah. Veteran spinner Amit Mishra was ruled out of IPL 2020 in the same match that Ashwin made a comeback after breaking his spinning finger.

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With Pant now out for at least a week, he is all set to two miss two crucial matches for Delhi against Rajasthan Royals on Wednesday (October 14) and Chennai Super Kings on Saturday (September 17).

Rajasthan’s win in their last game against SRH has brought them right into the mix along with other teams for a spot in the playoffs. Rajasthan and Hyderabad both are on six points from seven games each in IPL 2020 so far. KKR and RCB face off each other in Sharjah tonight.

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