“Iyer has been banned from the remaining two ODIs, he will leave the bubble,” the BCCI media manager said ahead of the pre-game press conference.
Iyer is all but excluded from the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021). But the batsman is confident of making a strong comeback after injury.
On Twitter, Iyer wrote, “I’ve read your messages and I was blown away with all the love and support. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart to everyone. You know what they are saying the bigger the setback.” The stronger the comeback. I’ll be back soon. “
Parth Jindal, co-owner of Delhi Capitals, wished Skipper Iyer a speedy recovery. “Absolutely devastated and disappointed for our skipper @ ShreyasIyer15 – stay a strong captain – hope for a very quick recovery. Have full confidence that you will come back even stronger. India needs you at the T20 World Cup”, tweeted Jindal.
It has been reported that Iyer may be forced to undergo surgery on his left shoulder that could result in him missing the IPL 2021 starting April 9. The DC skipper subluxed his left shoulder during the England innings of the first ODI at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium on Tuesday.
While he was in visible pain on the floor, Iyer was taken for more scans and the results had indicated that surgery might be the way forward. A final decision on whether the batsman should be operated on, however, was still pending. “The preliminary view is that he needs surgery, but an expert has sought further opinions on the matter. If the surgery happens, which is likely, he would miss the entire IPL season.”
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