Robin Minz to miss first half of IPL 2024 after bike accident

Robin Minz has the potential to become a star performer for GT.

Robin Minz
Robin Minz. (Image Source: X)

One of the exciting players to watch out for in the 17th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was Gujarat Titans’ Robin Minz. But the franchise has received miserable news of the talented wicketkeeper’s recent bike accident on March 3. It puts him in doubt for at least the first half of the season.  

The news has shocked the whole cricketing community. Minz met the accident in Ranchi when his superbike ran into another vehicle. It resulted in an injury to his right knee. Even though the bike was severely damaged, the most satisfying news is that he is reportedly in stable condition currently. The cricketer is presently under medical attention in the hospital. 

Robin is yet to be part of Jharkhand’s senior side but he caught limelight with glorious knocks for the U-19 side. The left-handed batter took everyone by surprise during the IPL 2024 auction. After an intense fight between GT and Chennai Super Kings (CSK), the former side finally bought him for a whopping price of INR 3.60 crore. 

The boy from Shimal Village became the first tribal player to be part of the cash-rich league. With the ability to smash big shots in the lower shot, the 2022 season champions could use him as their ‘trump card’. 

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Still, Robin Minz hasn’t been ruled out 100 percent”- Ashish Nehra

With the critical accident, Robin Minz could miss at least the first five to six weeks of the IPL 2024. Though the Gujarat Titans (GT) coach, Ashish Nehra, hasn’t eliminated his participation in the season. 

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“Robin Minz is unlikely to play IPL this year, but still he hasn’t been ruled out 100 percent. He is under observation. Another two weeks, we will see how it goes, or maybe quicker,” said Nehra.

“Yes, he is fine. It’s just minor bruises and nothing serious. He is recovering well,” Minz’s father, Francis told PTI. 

The Shubman Gill-led side will also miss the services of their premium pacer Mohammad Shami. His successful surgery for the heel injury ruled him out of the competition. GT will host their first game of the IPL 2024 campaign on March 24 at the Narendra Modi Stadium against Mumbai Indians. 

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