Bibhu Prasad Ray

In what comes a huge setback for Gujarat Titans, Arjuna Award winner Mohammed Shami has been ruled out of IPL 2024 due to a left ankle injury. According to PTI sources, the Indian fast bowler will undergo surgery in the UK. With 28 wickets, he played a key role in taking Gujarat Titans to their 2nd consecutive final in 2023.

"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,”  BCCI source said about his condition.

Mohammed Shami was in exceptional form in the World Cup 2023 where he picked up 24 wickets. He played the whole WC 2023 battling through pain as he had problems with his landing. 

After the World Cup, Shami was closely monitored by the National Cricket Academy.

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This injury could prove fatal for India’s chances in the WTC championships as India is set to play home series Vs New Zealand and Bangladesh. 

Mohammed Shami was recently honored with Arjuna Award for his excellent performances for India. The fast bowler has taken 229 wickets in Tests including 195 ODI and 24 T20.