New Delhi: Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner has revealed that premier veteran pacer Ashish Nehra will miss up to a couple of games after suffering a groin injury against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League season 9 on Tuesday.
“Nehra has hurt his groin. He will be out for a couple of games,” said Warner after his side’s 45-run loss to RCB.
Warner said because of Ashish Nehra's absence early on, he wanted to use Mustafizur Rahman in death overs, but Sarafraz sabotaged the plan.
"I couldn't do that because a bowler (Nehra) went down, and that really hurts and makes you think on your feets. I tried to work out what I am going to do in last six overs, but we got a wicket which helped us a little bit, but Sarfaraz came in and played a fantastic knock," he said.
This will add the pressure on young Mustafizur Rahman to deliver the goods in the next few games for SRH after Nehra's injury. Mustafizur was the best bowler on the field on Tuesday and Warner will hope his form continues and that an able replacement comes in for Nehra to support the Bangladeshi.
Warner also praised the duo of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers for their 157-run stand, which sealed the game for RCB.
"They (Kohli and AB) played fantastic and the innings at the end (by Sarfaraz) was crucial one for them to romp home," he said.
Nehra's injury comes as a big blow for the side, who also misses Yuvraj Singh with an ankle injury.
(With PTI inputs)