Mumbai Indians’ wicketkeeper-batter, Ishan Kishan, endured an unfortunate injury during the IPL 2023 Qualifier 2 match against the Gujarat Titans at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Friday. The incident occurred just before the commencement of the 17th over, as Kishan accidentally collided with Chris Jordan, who was in the process of putting on his cap. Jordan’s elbow inadvertently struck Kishan on the left eye, resulting in an injury that forced him to leave the field.
Wadhera opens the innings
Vishnu Vinod, stepping in as a replacement, took over the wicketkeeping duties for Kishan. The severity of the injury became apparent when Kishan didn’t emerge to open the innings alongside Rohit Sharma during the chase. Nehal Wadhera, who replaced Akash Madhwal as a substitute, partnered with Sharma at the top of the order for the Mumbai Indians.
However, Nehal Wadhera’s opportunity to make an impact at the top of the order for the Mumbai Indians was short-lived as Mohammed Shami struck early, dismissing him in the very first over. Wadhera managed to score just 4 runs off 3 balls before losing his wicket, adding to the challenges faced by the Mumbai Indians in their pursuit of the formidable target set by the Gujarat Titans.
Shubman reams the Mumbai attack
Prior to Kishan’s unfortunate exit, the Gujarat Titans had set an imposing target of 233/3 in their allotted 20 overs, thanks to an exceptional century from Shubman Gill. Gill’s blistering innings propelled his team to a mammoth total, setting up an exciting contest for the Mumbai Indians in their pursuit.
As fans eagerly await further updates on Ishan Kishan’s condition, the injury serves as a setback for the Mumbai Indians, who rely on his explosive batting abilities and agile wicketkeeping skills. The team will be hoping for a swift recovery for Kishan, as they aim to overcome the challenging target set by the Gujarat Titans and secure a spot in the IPL 2023 final.
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