Ricky Ponting, the head coach of Delhi Capitals said that they will find out more about all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin’s injury soon. Ravichandran Ashwin started performing extraordinary well during their opening match against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), taking two wickets in his first over conceding only two runs.
However, off the last ball in his first over, he dived while trying to save a single and injured his shoulder in the process. After that, he went off the field showing apparent signs of injury with team physio Patrick Farhart. Delhi Capitals however secured a win against KXIP in the Super Over.
Ricky Ponting Credits Marcus Stoinis & Kagiso Rabada For Brilliant Performances And Will Find Out If Ravi Ashwin Recovers From Injury And Play Against CSK
Delhi Capitals scored 157 after skipper Shreyas Iyer scored 39 and wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant scored 31. But still, they were only 96/6 in 17th over but scored more than 60 runs in last three overs with Australian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis scoring 53 off only 21 balls which was one of the fastest fifties by Delhi Capitals. He hit seven fours and three sixes.
“Still buzzing the morning after! Thrilled with the way we fought back after our start, @MStoinis with both bat and ball and @KagisoRabada25 with a quality super over. We’ll find out more about @ashwinravi99’s injury soon and hopefully he’s ok to play against the Super Kings,” Ponting wrote on Twitter.
Marcus Stoinis performed brilliantly scoring a brisk 53 runs off just 21 balls. Both teams put up 157 runs on the board in the allotted 20 overs and the match ended in a tie. In the final over, KXIP needed 13 runs to win. Mayank Agarwal, the KXIP opener scored 12 runs off the first three balls but Marcus Stoinis made a stunning comeback.
Marcus Stoinis Takes Crucial Wickets And Scored Fifty To Hand DC A Win
Marcus Stoinis bowled a dot ball before taking two wickets of Mayank Agarwal and Chris Jordan off the last two deliveries, taking the match into the Super Over. Mayank Agarwal was dismissed after scoring 89 runs off 60 balls with the help of seven boundaries and four sixes.
Kagiso Rabada kept a calm head and restricted Punjab outfit to only two runs in the Super Over, the target of which was easily achieved. He took the wickets of KL Rahul and Nicholas Pooran within the first three balls. Delhi Capitals will now take on Chennai Super Kings on September 25.
Ricky Ponting will try to find out more on Ravichandran Ashwin’s injury though after he left the field bowling only one over where he picked two wickets. Delhi Capitals are already without Ishant Sharma as the pacer hurt himself during a training session.
In the double-wicket over that off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin bowled, he bagged the wicket of Karun Nair in the very first delivery and followed it with sending Nicholas Pooran back to the pavilion with a duck while only conceding two runs.
Following that, on the last delivery of his first over to Glenn Maxwell, he moved to his right to stop the ball that was travelling towards the long-on. The 34-year-old landed on his right shoulder while diving and ended up hurting it.
The commentators confirmed that Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting said that he won’t be bowling further in the game. The injury seemed pretty serious as the player seemed to be in tremendous pain and was being carried out off the field by team physio Patrick Farhat.