Delhi Capitals veteran spinner Amit Mishra got injured in their match against KKR and was ruled out of the tournament with a broken finger. He left the team hotel with an emotional speech on his way back to India for his treatment and rehab. 37-year-old Mishra with 160 wickets, is the second-highest wicket-taker in the IPL and highest among spin bowlers in the history of the IPL.
He was performing well for the Capitals this term, bagging three wickets in three matches with an economy of 7.34. The DC team are surely going to miss the immense experience of Mishra in the tournament ahead.
Delhi Capitals share a video of Amit Mishra’s parting message to the team
DC shared a video on their youtube channel showing a gathering of the players and staff to bid adieu the injured Mishra. He is headed to India for his treatment and rehab. In the video DC skipper, Shreyas Iyer extends gratitude on behalf of the team to Mishra for his service and tells him he would be missed and to stay in contact with the team.
“On behalf to the whole team I would like to thank you for your service in the last five games. You were amazing in your efforts throughout those days. We would be missing you definitely but going forward, I would just like to say that please do keep in touch. We will also try to do that,” Iyer was seen speaking in the video.
Getting Injured while giving my 100 percent for the team is a bit satisfying: Amit Mishra
Amit Mishra got injured while fielding against KKR. He initially thought it would take a couple of days to recover, but with the diagnosis of a finger fracture, he was disappointed to end his IPL 2020 journey so early. Mishra said he was satisfied with the fact that he got injured while giving his 100 percent for the team and not because of any fitness issues.
“I never expected the injury would be this serious. I thought it would be for a match or two but have to accept it,” said Mishra.
“The fact that I got injured while playing — trying to catch the ball — giving my 100 percent is a bit satisfying. It is not an injury related to fitness which means I am doing fine,” he added.
DC will next face RR on October 9th at the Sharjah Cricket stadium. They currently sit at the number two spot on the IPL points table and have the best record with just one loss in 5 matches.