Twitter reacts as Mitchell Starc gets knocked out of IPL due to injury
Star Australian pacer Mitchell Starc will miss this edition of Indian Premier League with an injury. Also, he didn’t feature for the Aussies in the fourth and final Test against South Africa.
Starc suffered a tibial bone stress injury and will travel back home after the end of the series for the further assessment.
Meanwhile, this will come as a huge blow for Kolkata Knight Riders, who bought Starc for a whopping Rs 9.4 crore. KKR has only 19 players in their squad and cannot afford to lose a player of Starc’s calibre.
KKR will now have to find someone close to Starc’s ability to replace him as IPL comes closer.
The Kolkata franchise is already by the injuries of overseas players Chris Lynn and Andre Russell. Although they have started training, however, is yet to regain full fitness.
Further, they need to be careful about Sunil Narine’s bowling action, which was reported in the Pakistan Super League.
However, KKR will start their campaign on April 8 when they face Royal Challengers Bangalore at Eden Gardens.
Meanwhile, Twitterattis expressed their disappointment as the gorgeous league loses one more Australian star. Previously, IPL Governing Council banned Steve Smith and David Warner in the wake of the ball-tampering scandal.
While some made fun of the news, other kept wondering about the fate of KKR.
Here is how the Twitter reacted:
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 30, 2018
— zoy_pal (@zoy_pal) March 30, 2018
— Krishnadev Roy (@the_krishnadev) March 30, 2018
No Steve Smith no David Warner and now without Mitchell Starc IPL become so uninterested
— cook book (@Drcookbook) 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
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
Just in: Mitchell Starc to miss #IPL2018 !!
2016 – injured
2017 – Himself Out Of IPL
2018 – Injured ???
— Iyappa Dhoni (@Iyappa_Dhoni) March 30, 2018
Mitchell Starc ne toh waat laga di
— Abhishek Agarwal (@abhishek2526) March 30, 2018
Players to miss the IPL 11 –
— Nikhil Mane ??? (@nikhiltait) 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
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 and IPL:
2016: Ruled out due to injury
2017: Pulled himself out
— Rehan Khan (@its_rehanprk) March 30, 2018
Mitchell Starc missed/will miss
IPL 2016 : Fracture in left foot
IPL 2017 : Fracture in right foot
IPL 2018 : Fracture in right foot#IPL
— Jasveer Singh Kharra (@imjsk27) March 30, 2018
This guy Mitchell Starc always get into injuries, learn something about fitness from Virat Kohli@imVkohli
— Raj (@PuneKaLadka) March 30, 2018
I always knew Mitchell Starc would back off at the last moment. Thank god RCB didn't pick him up this time ?#IPL2018
— Prajakta Bhawsar (@ViratsFangirl18) March 30, 2018
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