IPL 2024: Mohammed Shami Ruled Out Of The Tournament Due To Ankle Injury

Sports Written by Updated: Feb 22, 2024, 3:58 pm
IPL 2024: Mohammed Shami Ruled Out Of The Tournament Due To Ankle Injury

Mohammed Shami in action

Gujarat Titans fast bowler Mohammed Shami was on Thursday ruled out of IPL 2024 due to an ankle injury. According to a PTI report, Shami will undergo surgery on his left ankle in the United Kingdom. Gujarat Titans bought him for INR 6.5 crore at the IPL 2022 mega auction.

“When he went for surgery the last time he was given some injections but that didn”t work out for him. So now he will undergo surgery. It seems that he will miss IPL,” a Gujarat Titans” source told ANI.

Shami has been spearheading Gujarat Titans” pace attack and his injury is a major blow to the franchise. He scalped 20 wickets for the Ahmedabad franchise during their debut season and followed it up with an even better performance, picking 28 wickets at an average of 18.64.

Shami, 33, has 229 Test wickets, 195 ODI and 24 T20 wickets in his career. He was recently conferred with the Arjuna Award for his excellence in the game. It is also likely that he will be unavailable for selection in the T20 World Cup 2024, starting in June. Moreover, the pace ace will remain out of action during India”s Test at home against Bangladesh and New Zealand in October-November.

It is likely that Shami will be back into the fold during India”s tour to Australia. “Shami should have gone directly for surgery and that should have been NCA”s call. Just two months of rest and injections wouldn”t have worked well and that”s what has happened. He is an asset and the Indian team would need him in Australia,” the source said to PTI.