Mumbai: England all-rounder Ben Stokes’ IPL campaign has come to an abrupt end after sustaining a broken finger during Rajasthan Royals’ opening game against Punjab Kings.
Stokes’ IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals confirmed the development. Stokes fractured his left-and while taking a diving catch to dismiss West Indies dasher Chris Gayle.
‘Having dropped a chance earlier in the match, Stokes ran in from long on and dived forward to complete the dismissal of the West Indian batsman. He immediately felt discomfort in his left hand, grimacing as he got up to celebrate with his teammates,’ the Independent newspaper reported.
It was due to the injury that Stokes didn’t bowl more than one over with Punjab Kings scoring a massive 222.