To add another cricketer to the list of injured players in the tenth edition of the Indian Premier League has perhaps set a new full for the IPL (Injury Premier League). The number of casualties to various injuries has increased to such a number that a ninth playing eleven of the tourney can be formed.
The latest victim was Kolkata Knight Riders’ devastating batsman Chris Lynn. In what was an unsuccessful attempt to grab Jos Buttler’s catch off Chris Woakes’ bowling, Lynn injured his shoulder which has been a problematic one for him over the past 2 years. He was attended by Knight Riders’ physio, Andrew Leipus, and was later seen with an ice-pack on his shoulder.
The extent of his injury and availability in the IPL is still not confirmed but his chances of playing anytime soon appear bleak. After scoring 93* and a quick-fire 32 in his two appearances in the tournament so far, Lynn had become a potent threat to all the opposing teams. Lynn, who made his ODI debut against Pakistan earlier this year, has been amongst the injuries for some time now. It is frustrating for any player to get injured especially when he is doing well. Lynn expressed his resentment by the following tweet:
The burly-Queenslander who has acquired the tag of ‘Lynnsanity’ for his attacking strokeplay has been ravaged by injuries and this has been one of the reasons why he has not yet made a permanent name for the Australian team, despite his profound prowess with the bat. , who made his ODI debut against Pakistan earlier this year, has been amongst the injuries for some time now. It is frustrating for any player to get injured especially when he is doing well. Lynn expressed his resentment by the following tweet:
He tweeted after the match, and this Tweet is a testament to the frustration which has seized the player.
Dear Cricket Gods, did I do something wrong?
— Chris Lynn (@lynny50) April 9, 2017