With 17 wanted off the ultimate over, Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni handed the ball to Ravindra Jadeja in opposition to Delhi Capitals on the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Saturday. While it appeared like one other trick from the talisman, it later got here to the fore that it was a call pressured on Dhoni as Bravo injured his groin. Speaking to ANI, CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan stated that studies will are available in by Sunday night, and solely then will the extent of the damage be recognized and the time interval for which the all-rounder might be out of motion.
“We will get the reports by today evening and then the team management will have a fair idea with regards to the extent of Bravo’s injury. As of now, I can only say that it can either be a couple of games or a couple of weeks,” he stated.
Asked if the unit will search for a substitute whether it is certainly a few weeks, the CEO stated that’s unlikely. “I don’t think a replacement is an option at this stage because if a new person comes in, it will again be about having a quarantine period for him before he can join the rest of the squad. It is unlikely that we will look at a replacement for Bravo if he is out. But firstly we are hoping Bravo isn’t out and the injury isn’t major,” he stated.
The resolution makes lots of sense as a result of even when studies on Sunday confirmed he’s out for greater than a few video games and CSK request a substitute, the participant can on the earliest be obtainable after their October 25 recreation in opposition to Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Speaking after the sport, Dhoni made it clear that he needed to decide between Jadeja and Karn Sharma for the ultimate over in Bravo’s absence. “Bravo was not fit, he went out and was really not able to come back. That was the reason we had to bowl (Jadeja). The option was between Karn and Jaddu so I went ahead with Jaddu,” he revealed.
Elaborating on the damage, coach Stephen Fleming stated: “Unfortunately Dwayne Bravo got injured so he could not bowl the last over, naturally he is a death bowler, that’s the way our season has been going, we are having challenges thrown at us. Jadeja was not planned to bowl at the death, but with Bravo getting injured, we did not have any other option. We did well to create a situation where it could have worked for us but we have to keep working hard and turn it around.”
“He seems to have a right groin injury, obviously it was serious enough to keep him from coming back to the field, he is just really disappointed that he was not able to bowl the final over, that’s pretty much for what he is in the team for. He would have to be reassessed going forward, at this stage, you would imagine that it would take a few days or a couple of weeks.”
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