Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Gujarat Titans’ explosive batter Robin Minz has been ruled out of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 after suffering an unfortunate accident.

Minz suffered a bike accident earlier this month. Although his father revealed that it wasn’t serious and he sustained minor bruises, it looks GT have decided to not take the risk and have acquired a replacement. Minz was set to become the first tribal player to feature in the cash-rich league.

Young wicketkeeper-batter Minz was purchased by GT for ₹3.60 crore at the auction last year. GT had to battle it out with Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai Indians and SunRisers Hyderabad before putting in the winning bid for Minz.

GT have roped in BR Sharath as replacement for Minz. Sharath is a wicketkeeper-batsman, who represents Karnataka in domestic cricket. He has played in 28 T20s, 20 First-Class matches, 43 List A games, and has registered 328 T20 runs. He will join GT for his base price of ₹20 lakhs.

Meanwhile, Rajasthan Royals have acquired Tanush Kotian, who will take Adam Zampa’s place in the squad. Zampa will not be participating in IPL 2024 due to personal reasons.

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