IPL 2018: Chennai Super Kings’ Kedar Jadhav ruled out of tournament

first_imgChennai Super Kings suffered a massive blow on Monday when their star batsman Kedar Jadhav was ruled out of the Indian Premier League due to a hamstring strain.Jadhav had pulled his left hamstring during the IPL 2018 opener on Saturday at the Wankhede Stadium where Chennai Super Kings defeated defending champions Mumbai Indians in a thrilling contest.Chasing 166, Chennai were out of the contest at one stage when they were reduced to 118/8 after Mayank Markande (3/23) and Hardik Pandya (3/24) struck crucial blows.A Mumbai victory was imminent but Bravo had other plans as he clobbered seven sixes to and three fours to bring CSK back in the game from a hopeless position.Bravo fell to Bumrah with seven runs needed off seven balls. Jadhav, having retired hurt earlier, walked in as CSK’s last man. He struggled to time the ball but soon hit a six and a four to seal victory for CSK with one ball and one wicket to spare.”Big loss for us. [Jadhav] a very key player for us in the middle-order,” CSK’s batting coach Michael Hussey said on the eve of their second match.CSK take on Kolkata Knight Riders in their second match of the XIth season at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk in Chennai on Tuesday.last_img