Last Updated: April 11, 2023, 21:22 IST
Suryakumar Yadav missed an easy catch and injured himself during match number 16 of the 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL) between Delhi Capitals (DC) and Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on Tuesday.
The incident happened on the fourth ball of the 17th over of the DC innings as Jason Behrendorff bowled a length ball on the middle stump as Axar Patel lofted it straight over the bowler’s head towards long-on.
SKY lined up to take a regulation catch but seemingly lost the trajectory of the ball in the floodlights as the ball hit his gingers and smashed just over his right eye. The ball eventually was parried over the boundary ropes for a six as Suryakumar Yadav fell clutching his face.
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The MI physio rushed over to check on Suryakumar Yadav, after a concussion test and had to be taken off the field for further treatment.
Suryakumar Yadav off the field. Was having fun with the crowd before Axar went bang bang. Ball hit him bang on the face, loud sound of the impact. Looked very ugly. Hope he is okay 🙁 pic.twitter.com/0tjjdItuKs— Sahil Malhotra (@Sahil_Malhotra1) April 11, 2023
Even I would have taken that catch.#SuryakumarYadav’s mental state is in a vacuum. It would require a good inning and few shots from the middle of the bat for him to get back to his groove.On the other hand, #axarpatel is in his zone.#DCvMI
— Shwetank (@shwetankbhushan) April 11, 2023
Axar did go on to complete his maiden fifty but eventually fell to Behrendorff with Arshad Khan taking a brilliant catch.