Mumbai, May 11: Chennai Super Kings and India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been ruled out for the remainder of IPL 2022 due to a rib injury, his franchise confirmed on Wednesday.
The 33-year-old was injured while trying to catch after running from deep during CSK’s match against Royal Challengers Bangalore on May 4. While he continued to play that match, Jadeja did not play in the last Super Kings match, against Delhi Capitals on May 4. Sunday.
“Ravindra Jadeja reported a bruised rib and was unavailable for the Chennai Super Kings match against Delhi Capitals on Sunday. He was under observation and based on medical advice he has been ruled out for the rest of the IPL season,” CSK said. it’s a statement. .
Among the fittest cricketers, Jadeja is going through one of the most challenging phases of her career. He was handed the CSk captaincy two days before IPL 2022 began.
While accepting the captaincy role, Jadeja said that she had “big boots” to fill, but was confident that Dhoni was still around and would continue to be her “go to man”. However, eight games into the Super Kings season, he resigned and said that he wanted to focus more on his game. Notably, Super Kings had won two of those eight matches with Jadeja, before Dhoni regained the reins.
The added pressure and demands also had a huge impact on Jadeja’s individual performance during this IPL season. Jadeja scored 116 runs in ten innings with an average of 19.33 and a strike rate of 118.36. With the ball, he has five wickets in 33 overs averaging nearly 50 and also dropped four catches while fielding.
Defending champion CSK is currently ninth in the points table with eight points from 11 games. To qualify for the playoffs, they need to win every game they have left and hope other results follow their path.
The MS-Dhoni-led team will face the Mumbai Indians in their next game at Wankhede Stadium on Thursday.