Mayank Agarwal is main the facet in Rahul’s absence in opposition to Delhi Capitals.
“Ok L Rahul complained of extreme stomach ache final night time and after not responding to remedy, he was taken to the emergency room for additional exams which revealed that he was identified with acute appendicitis,” the crew stated in an announcement.
“It will likely be resolved surgically and for security measures, he has been transferred to the hospital for a similar,” it added.
Rahul is predicted to be operated on Sunday night time on the Breach Sweet Hospital in Mumbai. The crew expects him to return to motion inside per week or 10 days.
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Nevertheless, with the IPL being held in a bio-secure bubble, it stays to be seen if Punjab handle to get any leisure for Rahul’s return given the strict BCCI pointers on adherence to quarantine protocols. IPL last is because of be held on Could 30.
“Submit his surgical procedure, his restoration can be in a bubble in order that he stays in a protected surroundings (amid the COVID-19 pandemic),” stated a BCCI supply.
Rahul’s absence is a giant blow to Punjab Kings, who’re making an attempt to get their marketing campaign again on observe. The skipper has led from the entrance, scoring 331 runs at a median of 66.20.
His good friend and Karnataka teammate Agarwal will lead the facet no less than for the following three video games.
Agarwal had missed the final recreation in opposition to RCB as a consequence of an damage he suffered within the earlier match in opposition to Kolkata Knight Riders. He has now regained full health.
Being an Indian participant and an integral a part of the enjoying eleven, the administration selected Agarwal to steer the facet whereas Rahul is recovering. The duo types top-of-the-line opening pairings within the IPL.
Punjab Kings, who’ve by no means gained the IPL, have three wins from seven video games earlier than Sunday’s match this season.