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IPL 2014: Kevin Pietersen battling with fractured finger

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Kevin Pietersen did a few throwdowns by only using his top-hand © Getty Images

Apr 13, 2014

Delhi Daredevils (DD) captain Kevin Pietersen is down with a fractured finger. It has meant that there is doubt about his participation for the first few games in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014. Actually, Pietersen along with newly appointed coach, Gary Kirsten held practice sessions. Pietersen though, didn’t take part in practicing his cricketing skills. In fact, the ring and little fingers were heavily strapped. He did throw-downs by using his top-hand.

“KP [Kevin Pietersen] has a fractured finger. That is why he isn’t taking an active part in the drills. A well-known doctor has been called to attend on him but he will only meet him in the UAE. He is supposed to be treated there so he can recover faster and take part in the first match. But he is certainly racing against time. It could be touch and go for the first couple of matches,” as reported by Times of India.

Daredevils officials said, “It’s just a sore hand. He had an injury earlier and it’s just sore from that. KP is just taking precautionary measures by not going through the extensive drills,” said the official.

Pietersen had said earlier, “It’s a niggle but I am wearing the gear to make sure I don’t hurt it any further while shaking hands.”

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