Mumbai, May 10: Suryakumar Yadav, the Mumbai Indians batsman who had to withdraw from IPL 2022 on Monday due to injury, told his fans that with their support and blessings, “he will be back in no time”.
Yadav sat out the remainder of IPL 2022 due to a left forearm muscle injury. The news was a blow to the Mumbai Indians, who were looking to finish the tournament on a high after being officially eliminated from the playoff race.
According to the notice issued by the tournament, Yadav suffered the injury during Mumbai’s thrilling five-run victory over the Gujarat Titans at Brabourne Stadium on May 6. Yadav was one of four players retained by the five-time IPL champions before the 2022 IPL Mega Auction.
But Yadav on Monday was upbeat about his return and thanked his fans for their well wishes and support.
“With all your wishes and support, I will be back in no time,” Suryakumar Yadav said in a tweet on Monday.
“To my Mumbai Indians family, this time I will be cheering you on from the other side. Let’s end the tournament on a high note and show our true character on the pitch,” he wrote in the tweet. His support from outside the biobubble didn’t help much as the Kolkata Knight Riders defeated the Mumbai Indians by 52 runs.
Yadav had missed Mumbai’s first two matches against Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals due to his recovery from a minor fracture sustained while playing in India’s T20I series against West Indies in Kolkata in February this year.
Yadav, popular as SKY among his fans, then went to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) for rehabilitation and recovery from hairline fracture for more than three weeks and then joined the Mumbai team in IPL 2022.
Yadav, 31, was one of the few bright spots for Mumbai in a forgettable campaign, being their second-highest run-accumulator scoring 303 runs in eight matches at an average of 43.29 and a strikeout rate of 145.67. , including three half centuries. .
One of Yadav’s three-fifties was a 39-ball 51 that led Mumbai to record their first win of the current season in a return game over Rajasthan Royals at DY Patil Stadium.