Kolkata Knight Riders opening batsman Ajinkya Rahane has been ruled out of remainder of Indian Premier League 2022, confirmed the franchise on Tuesday. He suffered a hamstring injury which will forced him to leave the tournament and move to National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru for recovery.
Rahane pulled his hamstring while taking a run during KKR’s most recent IPL 2022 match against Sunrisers Hyderabad that his side won by 54 runs.
"Ajinkya Rahane is going to miss the remaining games of #IPL2022 due to a hamstring injury. Wish you a speedy recovery, @ajinkyarahane88. The Knights camp will miss you 💜," said KKR on Tuesday after the reports of Rahane getting ruled out of the tournament emerged a day before.
🚨 𝐎𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐀𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 17, 2022
Ajinkya Rahane is going to miss the remaining games of #IPL2022 due to a hamstring injury.
Wish you a speedy recovery, @ajinkyarahane88. The Knights camp will miss you 💜#AmiKKR #IPL2022 pic.twitter.com/aHDYmkE2f0
Talking about Rahane’s performance in IPL 2022, he had an underwhelming season, scoring 133 runs across seven matches at an average of 19. His strike rate was 103.91. He was picked by two-time champions KKR for INR 1 crore at IPL auctions 2022.
Talking about KKR in IPL 2022, the team's win over SRH kept their slim semi-final hopes alive. The win took them to sixth spot in IPL 2022 table with 12 points from 13 games. They play their next match against Lucknow Super Giants on May 18 and even a win in that game would not be sufficient for them to qualify for the playoffs. Besides two points in their last league match, KKR need a lot of luck to finish in the top-four