TA Sekar, the Team Mentor of the Delhi Daredevils has released a statement following their new recruit Jesse Ryder’s horrific injury. The New Zealand batsman was attacked on Wednesday and has suffered a fractured skull.

The cricketing world was shocked by the incident and Delhi are praying for Ryder’s recovery. Sekar spoke about Ryder being a team-man — as described by Ashish Nehra, who was with him at the Pune Warriors last season. With Ryder’s injury, Delhi have to deal with another blow as Kevin Pietersen was ruled out of the entire season a few days ago.

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