Mohammed Shami had a fantastic World Cup which saw him finish with 18 wickets, despite a dodgy knee © Getty Images
Mohammed Shami had a fantastic World Cup which saw him finish with 18 wickets, despite a dodgy knee © Getty Images

New Delhi: India pacer Mohammed Shami‘s knee injury turned out to be more serious than Delhi Daredevils made it out to be as he has been ruled out of the entire IPL cricket tournament. Shami, who took 18 wickets in the World Cup, had problems with dodgy knee as he was rested for one game against UAE which Bhuvneshwar Kumar played.

“Shami is out of the tournament. He might have to go for operation. He should not have gone for IPL. He will take at least two months for recovery,” a BCCI official told PTI on condition of anonymity.

Shami’s Delhi Daredevils team have performed decently in the IPL so far having lost two games by close margins and have sealed victory in one. The team were hopeful that Shami along with Zaheer Khan would come back from injury to strengthen their bowling attack, but now their hopes will be rested solely in Zaheer.