Wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant was seen limping while taking Varun Aaron’s catch on the last ball of the match between Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals.
It didn't seem like a serious blow, at first, but he missed Delhi Capitals’ match against Mumbai Indians and was replaced by Australia's Alex Carey.
However, if recent reports are to be believed, the Indian wicket-keeper batsman, Pant, could be out for a bit longer than a week. According to ANI, Pant has suffered a Grade 1 tear and is likely to sit for the next two games, at least.
“He has a Grade 1 tear and it is not just a hamstring pull as was believed to be. He is under observation and we are hoping he gets fit quickly,” a DC source confirmed to ANI, on conditions of anonymity.
DC's management had earlier termed it as a case of a hamstring pull while skipper Shreyas Iyer didn't have a clue about Pant's injury.
Moreover, according to reports, DC has requested the IPL authorities for a replacement for fast bowler Ishant Sharma after he was ruled out of the tournament.
“The pacer experienced an acute episode of left rib cage pain while bowling at a team training session on October 7 in Dubai. Subsequent investigations revealed that he sustained a left internal oblique muscle tear,” DC said in a statement.
Ishant is the second DC bowler, after Amit Mishra, to have been ruled out of the tournament. Mishra had suffered a tendon injury during a game against KKR, earlier in the tournament.