KOLKATA: Australian allrounder John Hastings has been ruled out of the rest of the Indian Premier League with an ankle injury, raising concerns about his fitness for the upcoming tour of the West Indies. Hastings played two matches for his IPL side Kolkata Knight Riders before flying back home after picking up the injury during a practice session.
“He bowled through a fair bit of pain during the game (last week against the Mumbai Indians),” Simon Katich, Kolkata Knight Riders assistant coach, told reporters late Monday.
Fellow Australian Katich said Hastings flew back to Australia after undergoing scans on his ankle.
“It’s a shame to see his campaign end prematurely. He had fitted in really well into the group and had performed well in a couple of games.