Chennai Super Kings all-rounder Kedar Jadhav has been ruled out of the remainder of the 2018 Indian Premier League after suffering a grade 2 hamstring tear which he sustained during the IPL opener against Mumbai Indians.
Jadhav was the match winner for CSK as they prevailed victorious over the defending IPL champions Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium.
It was during the latter parts of the match when Jadhav suffered this injury and was not able to run as he felt some discomfort when the visitors needed seven runs off the last over to win the match. He struck a six and a four to clinch the match in a thrilling one-wicket win.
"Unfortunately for us, Kedar Jadhav has been ruled out for the rest of the tournament. His hamstring scan didn't come back so good. I believe it is a grade two tear. He is going to be out for some time. We haven't picked a replacement yet, We will go through that process," coach Michael Hussey said ahead of clash against Kolkata Knight Riders.
"It is a big loss for us. He is a very good player for us, a key player for us in the middle-order," Hussey added.
It was during the post-match press conference that Jadav had given an indication that we would not be able to play for a couple of weeks.
"I might not play for the next couple of weeks. Bravo gave us the opportunity for us to give a shot at it. I could not run and I told Immy I will take all six balls. With six balls and seven runs, they were bowling same lengths and I just needed a big hit " said Jadhav as he led CSK to a thrilling victory.
Earlier on, the Chennai Super Kings'CEO K S Viswanathan said that Jadhav would go under the scanner.
"Kedar will have scans at a hospital here to determine the extent of the injury. We will update on his status later," Viswanathan said.
Jadhav was Chennai's most expensive pick in the 2018 IPL auctions as he was brought for a whopping 7.8 crore.