Sunrisers Hyderabad and Indian all-rounder injured his arm during the game against Mumbai Indians. However, SRH mentor VVS Laxman believes it isn’t serious and praised the southpaw for coming out to bat despite hurting his hand.
Speaking after the win over MI, which all but secured them a playoff spot, he said: “He should be okay. Just that the hand got jammed into the ground while he was fielding. So there is some contusion, but luckily we are next playing a match after four days, so there is enough time for him to recover. But credit to him to go out there in spite of the pain, taking the responsibility that I will go out and bat and try to win the match.”
“It’s bound to happen because there is pain, no doubt about that. But to mentally not think about it and go out and telling to himself and telling to the team that ‘I am fine and I am going to go out and play my natural game in spite of the pain shows that he is in the right frame of mind and that’s really good for us,” Yuvraj said.
With 15 points and a game in hand, SRH will be confident of making it through to the playoffs and have their destiny in their own hands. Yuvraj’s injury is not only a matter of concern for SRH but also for team India, as he will be taking part in CT 2017 which is about to start in less than a month.