IPL 2017: Gujarat Lion's Brendon McCullum out of remaining matches due to hamstring injury

05 May 2017, 10:31 PM
A file photo of Brendon McCullum.
A file photo of Brendon McCullum.

Gujarat Lions batsman Brendon McCullum will not feature in team's remaining matches due to hamstring injury along with pacer Nathu Singh. The development has dealt a massive blow to Gujarat Lions' already thin chances of sealing a spot in the Indian Premier League play-offs.

McCullum has been advised three-four weeks of intensive rehabilitation so as to not aggravate the damage. 

"Thank you for all the memories, @Bazmccullum! Here's wishing you a speedy recovery. You will be missed!" team management said on its official Twitter handle.

Thanks to team mates,  coaches, support staff, owners and fans of the @TheGujaratLions for the opportunity to play for you all. Respect," McCullum tweeted.

McCullum has scored 319 runs in 11 games with two half-centuries while Nathu played only two games. 

McCullum endured a strain in his left hamstring during fielding against Delhi Daredevils on Thursday. Nathu suffered back spasms during the Lions' home game in Rajkot against Kings XI Punjab. Nathu hasn't played a match since then. 

(With inputs from PTI)

First Published: Friday, May 05, 2017 10:11 PM
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