The Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) started their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 campaign with a 10-run defeat at the hands of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Adding insult to injury, one of their star all-rounders, Mitchell Marsh, sustained an injury. The Australian cricketer started limping in the very first over he bowled and couldn’t even complete his over.
After four balls, he walked off and Vijay Shankar bowled the remaining two balls of the fifth over. Even during SRH’s run-chase, he came to bat at number ten when his team needed someone to pull off a few big shots. Marsh tried to smash Shivam Dube downtown, but holed out to RCB captain Virat Kohli. Even as he played the lofted-shot, he was wincing in pain.
It doesn’t look great for Mitchell Marsh, says Warner
Later, David Warner, the Sunrisers’ skipper, lauded his Aussie teammate for showing “a lot of courage” and not throwing in the towel. Warner also admitted that Marsh isn’t in the greatest of shapes and is having troubles with his leg.
“A lot of courage for Mitchell [Marsh] to go out there and try. It doesn’t look great for him, can’t put any weight on his leg. Hopefully it isn’t too bad, it was quite painful for him, so fingers crossed,” Warner was quoted as saying in the post-match presentation ceremony.
SRH’s second match is against the Kolkata Knight Riders on Saturday, September 26 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. It remains to be seen whether Marsh gets fit for the game or not. If he doesn’t make the cut, SRH have the experienced Mohammad Nabi, who has been with the team since the 2017 edition.
Warner was also surprised by a few happenings in the game, one of which was his own run-out. He started with a scorching cover-drive off Dale Steyn, but got out in the second over. Jonny Bairstow smashed one down the ground, but the ball ricocheted off Umesh Yadav’s hands and crashed into the stumps. Warner was out of his crease at the non-striker’s end and had to go back.
“I can’t remember the last time I was out like that. There’s four things that happened in this game that I have never seen before,” he added. A nasty collision between Abhishek Sharma and Rashid Khan also took place, leading to the former’s run-out.
Source: Cricket News – CricTracker