Mohammed Shami ruled out of IPL 2024 due to ankle injury: Reports

Mohammed Shami
Mohammed Shami. (Image Credits: Instagram)

In a massive development, Gujarat Titans (GT) ace pacer Mohammed Shami has been reportedly ruled out of the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) due to an ankle injury.

Shami will undergo surgery after the injections didn’t work on him. While he will miss the cash-rich league, his availability for the T20 World Cup 2024 will also come under the radar.

“Shami was in London in the last week of January to take special ankle injections and he was told that after three weeks, he can start light running and take it from thereon. But the injection hasn’t worked and now the only option left is surgery. He will shortly leave for UK for surgery. IPL seems out of question,” a senior BCCI source said on the condition of anonymity to PTI.

“Shami should have gone directly for surgery and that should have been NCA’s call. Just two months of rest and injections wouldn’t have worked well and that’s what has happened. He is an asset, and the Indian team would need him in Australia,” the source added.

The 33-year-old pacer hasn’t featured for the Men in Blue since the 2023 World Cup final where his side faced a defeat at the hands of Australia at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

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Big blow to Gujarat Titans

It’s a big blow to last year’s finalist Gujarat Titans ahead of IPL 2024. Mohammed Shami has been a pivotal figure in the squad in the past two years and contributed significantly with the ball.

The franchise would definitely wait before signing his replacement. The Gujarat-based side will be led by Shubman Gill, who was named as their new skipper after Hardik Pandya was traded to Mumbai Indians (MI).

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