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Blow for Delhi Capitals as injury means Ishant Sharma will miss rest of IPL 2020

India fast-bowler suffers torn side muscle after playing just once in this year's tournament

Delhi Capitals' Ishant Sharma bowling against the Sunrisers Hyderabad in Abu Dhabi September 29 - his sole appearance at this year's Indian Premier League. Sportzpics for BCCI 
Delhi Capitals' Ishant Sharma bowling against the Sunrisers Hyderabad in Abu Dhabi September 29 - his sole appearance at this year's Indian Premier League. Sportzpics for BCCI 

Ishant Sharma has been ruled out of the rest of the IPL due to injury.

The India fast-bowler has suffered a torn side muscle, according to Delhi Capitals.

“Delhi Capitals fast bowler Ishant Sharma experienced an acute episode of left rib cage pain while bowling at a team training session on October 7 in Dubai,” the franchise said in a statement.

“Subsequent investigations revealed he sustained a left internal oblique muscle tear.

“This injury will unfortunately rule him out of the remainder of the Dream11 Indian Premier League 2020.”

The 31-year-old bowler had only played once so far this season, against Sunrisers in Abu Dhabi on September 29.

His replacement has yet to be announced.

Updated: October 12, 2020 05:51 PM