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‘Tu bhi injured ho gaya’ – Fans flabbergasted as Kane Williamson reportedly ruled out of Indian T20 League 2023

Sai Sudharsan replaced Kane Williamson in the opening game against Chennai.

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Kane Williamson (Image Credit: Twitter)

New Zealand white-ball skipper Kane Williamson has reportedly been ruled out of Indian T20 League 2023. In the game against Chennai, he tried to save a six. Even though he did it successfully, he injured his knee in the process as he came down. Williamson was taken on the shoulder by some of the squad members. This indicated that the right-hander will not take part in the game.

As it turned out, the 2021 Test Championship-winning skipper was replaced by uncapped Indian Sai Sudharsan. The latter played decently before being caught by MS Dhoni off Rajvardhan Hangargekar. Sudharsan was the second impact sub in the game after Chennai replaced Tushar Deshpande with Ambati Rayudu during the second innings.

Meanwhile, after the defending champions won the game, skipper Hardik Pandya was asked about Williamson. The former said that he messaged Kane and isn’t aware of the update on Kane’s injury. Pandya added that the New Zealand player went for the scans and their is no confirmation of his comeback

“I just messaged him. I don’t know about the update, I just messaged him. He has gone for the scans. So, once he comes back after the scans and the doctors check then only will be able to know what exactly it is. Right now there is no time frame and what exactly has happened. It is the knee for sure but I don’t know how serious it is and how much time he will take,” Hardik Pandya said as reported by Sports Tak.

Kane Williamson likely to be ruled out for the entire season

Given the nature of the injury, it is highly likely that the former New Zealand U19 skipper won’t take any further part in the league. Not to forget, Pakistan’s Shaheen Afridi also suffered the same fate twice last year. Even though he played the 20-20 World Cup 2022, he didn’t play any cricket before the PSL 2023 due to the reoccurrence of the knee problem.

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