The Indian Premier League 2018 is just a few matches old, but the tournament is also making news for various reasons. Cricket Nostalgia takes a close look at what’s making news in the eleventh edition of the IPL, apart from the on-field action.
Injured Kedar Jadhav ruled out of IPL 2018: In some bad news for Chennai Super Kings, one of their last-match heroes Kedar Jadhav has been ruled out of the remainder of the tournament. Jadhav got injured during the tournament opener against the Mumbai at the Wankhede Stadium on Saturday.
He batted at number four but had to retired hurt. He came back at the fall of the ninth wicket, and struck a six and a four against Mustafizur Rahman to clinch a scintillating one-wicket win for Chennai. At Rs 7.8 crore, Jadhav was among the big buys for Chennai at the auction.
IPL match won’t be shifted out of Chennai: Amidst controversy over IPL matches in Chennai, tournament Chairman Rajeev Shukla has confirmed that the CSK-KKR match will be held at Chepauk as scheduled on April 10, despite the ongoing protests over the Cauvery issue. There were some speculations that the match could be shifted to Kerala.
“No, Chennai match has not been shifted so far. The match will take place in Chennai itself on April 10. We have spoken to the concerned authorities. They have given full assurance that they will be providing adequate security. So far, the match would take place in Chennai and there is no plan to shift it to anywhere else. IPL is one thing that I request everyone to not drag it into political controversies,” Shukla told ANI.
Preity can’t stop smiling after KXIP win: Kings XI Punjab put up a well-oiled performance to register a six-wicket victory over Delhi Daredevils. Following the win, Punjab co-owner Preity Zinta took to Twitter and wrote, “When @ashwinravi99 leads, @klrahul11 sets a new record, @Mujeeb_Zadran debuts at 17, @karun126 packs a punch & I can’t stop smiling 😃 #ting😘. The match saw KL Rahul registering a record fifty in just 14 balls.
Hardik likely to play next game: Hardik Pandya who twisted his ankle during Mumbai Indians opening game against Chennai Super Kings is likely to be available for the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Thursday. Pandya twisted his ankle going for a second run.”He’s looking good for now. He twisted his ankle but he came and bowled four overs. We still have three days. I think he will be fine,” MI skipper Rohit Sharma was quoted as saying in a PTI report.