IPL 2022: Huge blow for Rajasthan Royals as Nathan Coulter-Nile has been ruled out of the tournament
Rajasthan Royals have been at the top of the league table in this ongoing Indian Premier League as they won 2 out of the three matches they played.
Their first defeat in this tournament came against Faf du Plessis-led Royal Challengers Bangalore, as they failed to defend the total of 169 runs posted by them.
Notably, the match was almost in the hands of the Rajasthan Royals when they removed the openers and the pillar of the side Virat Kohli who has been run out by Sanju Samson and Yuzvendra Chahal.
However, Dinesh Karthik and Shahbaz Ahmed changed the fortunes of Royal Challengers Bangalore as they took the charge and won the match for their side. Dinesh Karthik was named Player of the Match for his crucial knock of an unbeaten 44 off just 23 balls that included 7 boundaries and a six.
Nathan leaving us tomorrow morning, says one of the officials of Rajasthan Royals
Rajasthan Royals franchise has sustained a huge blow as their overseas pacer, Nathan Coulter-Nile is leaving the bio-bubble after sustaining an injury during the first match against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
He went off the field during the game as Navdeep Saini replaced him against Kane Williamson-led Sunrisers Hyderabad. His departure has been officially announced by Rajasthan Royals, as they posted a video on their official Twitter handle in which one of the staff confirmed his departure officially.
"I had the pleasure of introducing Nathan when he first came into the bubble and into our family. Unfortunately, I have got the hard task of wishing him farewell.
It’s always to lose someone particularly when it's through injury. And you know we were really looking forward to spending a lot of time with you throughout this tournament," the support staff was quoted as saying by Cricfit.
"But unfortunately, that’s not gonna be. He is leaving us tomorrow morning. But you know you are a big part of us. What you have given already has been massive to us.
Having you around the group, we have a learned a lot from you as well. Travel safely and anything you need from us we are always here. We look forward to having you back with us," he further added.
Watch the video here: