Kedar Jadhav has been ruled out of the rest of the Indian Premier League season with a shoulder injury and is a doubt for the upcoming World Cup as well.
The Lion that will be sitting it out for the rest of the season. Wishing our Kedar a super speedy recovery from the sustained shoulder injury! The Pride will miss you. #Yellove ?? pic.twitter.com/3wnYKzTYoz
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) May 6, 2019
While fielding against Kings XI Punjab in the last league match of the season, Jadhav dived to his left in the 14th over to stop a Ravindra Jadeja throw from conceding valuable runs.
While doing so, the Maharashtrian hurt his shoulder ruling him out from the remaining games of IPL 2019 and even making his availability for the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019 a major doubt.
Speaking about Jadhav’s injury, Chennai Super Kings head coach Stephen Fleming said “Kedar is getting an X-ray and a scan tomorrow. We’re hopeful for him. I don’t think we’ll see him again in this tournament for us. So now his attention will turn to what it looks like for the World Cup. He’s in some discomfort but we just need to be accurate with our assessments tomorrow. Fingers crossed that it’s nothing too serious.”
Jadhav has been enduring a tough season in the yellow shirt as the spin-bowling all-rounder as he has only scored 162 runs in 14 matches at a poor average of 18.
The 34-year old has also been overlooked by Chennai captain MS Dhoni as a useful bowling option as he didn’t get to bowl even a single over in 14 league matches this season.