“Iyer has been ruled out of the remaining two ODIs, he will be exiting the bubble,” the BCCI media manager said before the start of the pre-match press conference.
TOI POLL: Who should captain Delhi Capitals in the absence of Shreyas Iyer?
Iyer is all but ruled out of the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). But the batsman is confident of making a strong comeback after the injury.
Taking to Twitter on Thursday, Iyer wrote: “I’ve been reading your messages and have been overwhelmed by all the outpouring of love and support. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone. You know what they say, the greater the setback, the stronger the comeback. I shall be back soon.”
I’ve been reading your messages and have been overwhelmed by all the outpouring of love and support. Thank you from… https://t.co/Ax2fJx0AA9
— Shreyas Iyer (@ShreyasIyer15) 1616662469000
Parth Jindal, co-owner of Delhi Capitals, has wished skipper Iyer a speedy recovery. “Absolutely devastated and gutted for our skipper @ShreyasIyer15- stay strong captain – hope for a very quick recovery. Have full faith that you will come back even stronger from this. India needs you in the T20 World Cup,” Jindal tweeted.
Absolutely devastated and gutted for our skipper @ShreyasIyer15 – stay strong captain – hope for a very quick recov… https://t.co/en1i3ADXoD
— Parth Jindal (@ParthJindal11) 1616638875000
On Wednesday, ANI had reported that Iyer may be forced to undergo surgery on his left shoulder which could lead him to miss the entire IPL season starting April 9.
The DC skipper subluxated his left shoulder during the England innings in the first ODI at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium on Tuesday.