IPL 2019: Mumbai Indians bear expenses for Alzarri Joseph's surgery
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IPL 2019: Mumbai Indians Bear Expenses of Windies Alzarri Joseph for his Shoulder Surgery

Alzarri Joseph, Mumbai Indians, IPL 2019
Joseph bowled his dream spell on his IPL debut. Credit: IPL

In a heartwarming gesture, Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Mumbai Indians (MI) had decided to look after their bowler Alzarri Joseph, who could turn up in just three matches for the three-time IPL champions. On his debut in the IPL 2019, Joseph broke the 11-year-old record of Rajasthan Royals‘ (RR) Sohail Tanvir by achieving the career-best figures of six for 12 Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).

But, unfortunately, in a turn of events, Joseph damaged his shoulder at the boundary ropes while fielding during Indians vs Rajasthan Royals (RR) game. Thus, it resulted in his exclusion from the IPL 2019, before losing his ticket for the United Kingdom in a bid to play his maiden World Cup for the Caribbeans.

However, he is undergoing a rehabilitation process after undergoing a knife on April 30 at the Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital Mumbai.

Joseph bowled his heart out:

Alzarri Joseph, IPL 2019, Mumbai Indians
Joseph jumps in a joy. (AP Photo/ Mahesh Kumar A.)

The lanky pacer has impressed one and all with his accuracy and making good use of conditions further backed himself in the distressing times.

Meanwhile, Indians had decided to take care of their pacer until he won’t be fit to bowl again. However, it is expected that the procedure to recover fully in at least five months.

“He has been in Mumbai throughout and his situation was assessed and the surgery was done on April 30. He is currently recovering and has no movement on the shoulder as it is strapped. One of his family members is here to stay by his side. All his treatment and rehab will be taken care of by MI. He will be shifting to the MI guest house in Navi Mumbai. He continue physiotherapy for the next two to three months,” IANS quoted a source.

Moreover, Joseph will partake at the Mumbai Indians academy once he is hundred per cent.

 

Earlier, the owner of the team Nita Ambani reiterated that players are more like a family. She has provided ample support to the youngsters.

“Nita Ambani has always made it very clear that the players in this team are not just a bunch of cricketers representing Mumbai Indians, they are all part of the family,” the source maintained.

In the past, Indians had taken former player Pawan Suyal under its wings when he was unfit.

Concurrently, Indians had made it to the finale of the twelfth edition of the IPL. Thus, they will face the winners of qualifier two to wrestle at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on May 12.

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