New Delhi: Indian Premier League (IPL) 10's bottom side, Gujarat Lions dealt with a major blow after all-rounder Dwayne Bravo was declared to be missing the rest of the season ahead of the side's clash against Kings XI Punjab today.
Gujarat skipper Suresh Raina confirmed the news during the toss time, revealing that the West Indian, who was supposed to be fit for the second phase of the league, has now been ruled out of the whole tournament. (IPL 2017, GL vs KXIP - Live Blog | Full Coverage)
"No Dwayne Bravo. He’s been doing proper rehab and it might take three-four weeks, so he might be out of the tournament. So now we have to talk to the management and think about a replacement,” Raina had revealed.
GL player Keshav Bansal also confirmed the news with his tweet, saying, "Going to miss this Champion! Unfortunately he has been ruled out this season due to injury! I wish him all the best for a speedy recovery!"
Going to miss this Champion! Unfortunately he has been ruled out this season due to injury! I wish him all the best for a speedy recovery! pic.twitter.com/XkKiMN9ojt
— Keshav Bansal (@KeshavBansal08) April 23, 2017
Bravo had injured his hamstring during the 2016-17 Big bash League, which put him out of contention for the Pakistan Super League as well. It is a big blow for the franchise who already is struggling to gather maximum points and now would need to look for a suitable replacement.