Iyer dislocated his left shoulder while deploying the first ODI against England on Tuesday (March 23) and is undergoing an operation, which incapacitates him for at least four months.
“You know what they’re saying, the bigger the setback, the stronger the comeback. I’ll be back soon,” Iyer tweeted.
“I read your messages and I was overwhelmed by all the outpouring of love and support. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart to everyone.”
I read your messages and I was overwhelmed with all the outpouring of love and support. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone. You know what they’re saying, the bigger the setback, the stronger the comeback. I will be back soon ❤️🙏 pic.twitter.com/RjZTBAnTMX
– Shreyas Iyer (@ ShreyasIyer15) March 25, 2021
The 26-year-old is also unlikely to play for England’s County Lancashire in his one-day tournament.
Lancashire announced on Monday (March 22nd) the signing of Iyer for the tournament starting on July 23rd.
Iyer sustained the injury in the eighth inning of the English innings when he dived ahead of Pacer Shardul Thakur on a drive from Jonny Bairstow.
He looked in tremendous pain as he left the field and clutched his shoulder.
On Tuesday (March 23), the BCCI stated: “Shreyas Iyer subluxed (partially slipped) his left shoulder on the 8th during field game. He was taken for further scans.”
Iyer had led Delhi Capitals to the final in the previous edition of the IPL.
In his absence, the DC captain could either be handed over to Rishabh Pant, the Australian Steve Smith or the high-ranking off-spinner R Ashwin.
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