Chennai Super Kings (CSK) all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, on Wednesday, was released from the squad as he has been ruled out of the remainder of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 due to a rib injury.
The 33-year old sustained the injury while attempting a running catch during CSK’s match against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on May 4. Though Jadeja continued playing that game, he sat out from Super Kings’ last contest against Delhi Capitals (DC) on Sunday.
“Ravindra Jadeja reported a bruised rib and was unavailable for Chennai Super Kings’ game against Delhi Capitals on Sunday. He was under observation, and based on medical advice, he has been ruled out for the rest of the IPL season,” CSK said in a statement.
As Jaddu planned to exit the bio-bubble and head back home, a controversy erupted after many fans noticed that CSK’s Instagram handle had unfollowed Jadeja. Not surprisingly, the move triggered rumours of a possible rift between the franchise and the star all-rounder.
However, CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan cleared the air and said Jadeja was released purely on medical grounds. Viswanathan mentioned there are no issues between the management and Jadeja, and the all-rounder is in the CSK’s scheme of things for the future.
“Social media, I absolutely do not follow anything. I have no knowledge of what is going on there. What I can tell you is that from the management side, there has been no problem, and whatever is there on social media, I’m not aware. Jadeja firmly remains in the CSK’s scheme of things for the future, always,” Viswanathan told Indian Express.
“Jaddu had an injury during the game against RCB, and after that, he didn’t play the game against Delhi Capitals. On medical advice, it has been decided that he cannot participate further in this IPL, and he is heading back home. He has been released,” he added.