KKR suffers injury blow: Chris Lynn’s IPL in doubt


It’s the third time in less than two years, Chris Lynn has suffered an injury to the same shoulder. While attempting to take a brilliant running catch to dismiss Mumbai Indian’s English opener Jos Buttler, the current orange cap holder suffered a shoulder injury. The pain was evident as the Australian didn’t even check if the ball has reached the boundary or not signalling immediately to the dressing room that he needs treatment when the ball had actually stuck in the grass and couldn’t reach the boundary line.

Chris Lynn has been in terrific form of late. He was a standout performer in BBL this season and he even made his international debut this Australian summer. He was so good at the top of the order for Brisbane Heat that KKR were fine letting him open with the skipper Gautam Gambhir even though Gambhir-Uthhapa pair has been the best opening combination in IPL for last few seasons. And he didn’t disappoint scoring 93 runs not out in the first game of the season and making Gujrat Lions suffer an embarrassing 10 wickets loss, following with a quickfire 32-run knock in the second game against MI which made him the orange cap holder.

On Monday, Lynn will turn 27 and this will not be his most enjoyable birthday as he twitted “Dear Cricket Gods, did I do something wrong?” Even though Chris Lynn is around for some years now, it was looking like this could be his breakout year and he will be absolutely gutted to miss this IPL as this was his chance to shine. Cricket fans all around the world would want to see him back and hitting his trademark humongous sixes again this IPL.

IPL is considered the best T20 league in the world because the best players are on display. But this season many of the superstars have missed the action because of the injuries. Chris Lynn is the latest entrant in the long injury list of IPL. The speculation is growing that Chris Lynn may decide not to take part in first class cricket and play only T20 leagues around the world to have a longer career.