A big blow for Gujarat Titans during the opening match of the IPL. Kane Williamson was seen in pain while attempting for a catch on the boundary line. In trying to attempt a catch, he lept high to take the catch and landed heavily on his knee. The Kiwi skipper was holding his knee tightly and was seen in extreme pain.
As it happened
He made a great effort at the midwicket line. Before crossing the ropes, he caught it and flips it into the air. He sprains his right knee when he lands, though, and appears to be in serious difficulty. He is receiving care from the physio outside the perimeter. Gaikwad whacks a slower-length ball across the line; it lands flat and is quickly thrown back inside by Williamson before an accident happens. The ball strikes the wall.
He was taken out of the ground by the medical staff. The injury looks concerning by the look on his face. He was receiving care from the physio outside the boundary. Chennai are looking to put on a big total on the board with Ruturaj nearing a hundred.
Kane Williamson did not come to bat for Gujarat Titans. Sai Sudarshan came in at number 3 by the impact rule.
Gujarat Titans (Playing XI): Wriddhiman Saha(w), Shubman Gill, Kane Williamson, Hardik Pandya(c), Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, Joshua Little, Yash Dayal, Alzarri Joseph
Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni(w/c), Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, Rajvardhan Hangargekar
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