Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting engaged in some chucklesome banter with convalescent skipper Shreyas Iyer forward of their staff’s season-opening win in opposition to Chennai Tremendous Kings.
Shreyas Iyer was dominated out of all the IPL 2021 with a shoulder harm he sustained throughout India’s ODI sequence in opposition to England. He underwent surgical procedure on April 8 and can want no less than 4 months to get better and return to aggressive cricket.
Ricky Ponting caught up with Shreyas Iyer through a video name after coaching on Friday and invited him to affix the staff because the twelfth man and ‘run the drinks’.
“Lacking you, it does not really feel the identical. Come and be a part of us, it is simply 7 days (quarantine). It should go quick, belief me. Come on, we’d like a twelfth man. We’d like somebody to run the drinks for us,” mentioned Ricky Ponting in a video shared by Delhi Capitals.
In reply, Shreyas Iyer revealed that he’ll be a part of the staff for his or her third recreation (in opposition to Punjab Kings on April 11) and cheer for the gamers from the group.
“I will be there within the third recreation to cheer you guys. Tomorrow I am unable to come as a result of the ache is fairly unhealthy however in all probability I will be there for the third recreation,” mentioned Shreyas Iyer.
Shreyas Iyer offers an replace on his harm
Within the video, Shreyas Iyer’s proper shoulder may be seen wrapped in bandages. Whereas speaking to teammates Marcus Stoinis and Sam Billings, he gave a post-surgery replace on the harm.
The 26-year-old revealed that the ache was ‘fairly unhealthy’ after the surgical procedure however sounded an optimistic tone for his comeback.
“It is good now. The ache was fairly unhealthy yesterday and now it is respectable… I’ve acquired a very good shoulder. Medical doctors say that it’s going to be much better than what earlier than!” mentioned Shreyas Iyer.
After grabbing two factors on Saturday, the Rishabh Pant-led Delhi Capitals will now conflict with the Rajasthan Royals on April 15.