Delhi, on Wednesday, beat Rajasthan by eight wickets in the Indian T20 League 2022. However, the men in blue and red missed out on their star player, Prithvi Shaw. The 22-year-old is now likely to be ruled out of the tournament.
Ricky Ponting, the team's head coach, has hinted that Shaw will miss the remainder of the 2022 edition. The veteran was asked about Delhi's troubles this season by the commentators, and in his response, Ponting said that Shaw had been ruled out. He also stated that Khaleel Ahmed had a hamstring injury and thus, he didn't play against the Rajasthan-based franchise.
Notably, the opening batter was hospitalised a few days ago. He took to Instagram to post a picture of himself lying on a hospital bed. He said that he is recovering from a fever and will be back on the field shortly. "Admitted in hospital and recovering from fever. Thank you all for your good wishes. Will be back in action soon," he wrote in his Instagram story.
This season, Prithvi Shaw has batted brilliantly when opening the innings alongside David Warner. On multiple occasions, the duo got their team off to a quick start. The Mumbai-born has scored 259 runs in nine innings, including two half-centuries, with a strike rate of 159.87 and an average of 28.77.
Coming back to the match, Mitchell Marsh and David Warner were absolutely brilliant, and helped the team win the game. The Australian duo recorded a 144-run partnership, and both scored their half-centuries as well. They won by eight wickets while chasing a 161-run target at the DY Patil Stadium.
This victory kept the hopes for playoffs alive for the Rishabh Pant-led team. They are currently placed fifth on the points table with six wins in 12 games. Their final two games are against Punjab and Mumbai on the 16th and 21st of May respectively. With a few other teams fighting for a spot in the playoffs, Delhi will need to win both of their remaining games to have a shot at the top four.