In what came as a huge boost for the Delhi Capitals ahead of their upcoming match against the defending champions Mumbai Indians, veteran Indian pacer Ishant Sharma has been cleared to play in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League.
Speaking to the news agency, ANI, sources closed to the DC camp said that Sharma, who was struggling with a heel niggle, is now fit to take the field in the IPL 2021.
“He was struggling with a heel niggle, but he is good to go now. Had to take it slow and easy as we have a long road ahead of us and he is an integral part of the bowling attack,” sources told ANI.
Ishant had also ruled out of the 13th edition of IPL after playing just one game in UAE. He suffered a left internal oblique muscle tear during the IPL 2020.
Meanwhile, ahead of DC’s fourth game of IPL 2021 against the Rohit Sharma-led side at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, swashbuckling opener Shikhar Dhawan highlighted that adapting to the pitch condition at Chepauk would be a challenge for his side in the next game.
“MI have played 2-3 games over there before, so they know the conditions. For us, the challenge will be to switch on mentally, according to the wicket, and prepare our plan and just go and implement it and play with a positive mindset, aggression against them,” Dhawan said in a video posted on DC’s official Twitter handle.