IPL 2023: Big loss to Mumbai Indians, 140-speed stormy bowler out of IPL

IPL 2023 Jhye Richardson

New Delhi: Mumbai Indians have suffered a major setback ahead of the IPL starting on March 31. Jhye Richardson has been ruled out of the IPL. He is also set to be ruled out of the Ashes race after undergoing surgery to repair a hamstring problem. Richardson got injured again while playing club cricket last week. He initially picked up an injury in the BBL. After which he was dropped from the ODI series in India. After this he was given the option of surgery.

Injuries are a big part of cricket

He was supposed to play for Mumbai Indians in IPL. He was bought by MI in the auction for 1.5 crores. This would have been his second stint in the tournament after one season with the Punjab Kings. His exit will prove to be a big blow for Mumbai Indians as stormy bowler Jasprit Bumrah is also set to be out. Richardson bowls at a speed of 140KPH.

Regarding his injury, Richardson tweeted, “Injuries are a big part of cricket, it’s a fact.” “gloomy? Absolutely. “But I am now in a scenario where I can do what I love. I work hard to become an even better player. One step back, two steps forward. Let’s do it.”

Richardson has been battling injury for a long time

Richardson has been battling injury for a long time. He was ruled out of that year’s ODI World Cup and Ashes after undergoing major shoulder surgery in 2019. He took a five-wicket haul on Test debut in December 2021 against England in Adelaide. This was his first Test since injuring his right shoulder, but a subsequent heel injury ruled him out of the next match and he has not played Test cricket since. Western Australia coach Adam Voges said, “We can all feel for Jhe. We hope they get well soon. We can get him back out there because he’s had a tough 12 months.”

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