Ben Stokes during Rajathan Royals' match againg Punjab King (Star Sports)

Rajasthan Royals : Ben Stokes has been ruled out

Rajathan Royals’ (RR) all-rounder Ben Stokes has been ruled out of IPL 2021 following a broken finger in last night’s game against Punjab Kings. The English player sustained the injury during RR’s opening game when he ran in from long-on and dived forward to take Chris Gayle’s catch in the tenth over of the King’s innings.

The Royal said in a statement on Tuesday that after Stokes picked up the injury, ‘subsequent investigations revealed that he sustained a broken finger, which will unfortunately rule him out of the remainder of the Indian Premier League 2021 season”. Stokes will continue to stay on with the RR to provide “Support and inputs of the filed”. While the Royals cast around for a potential replacement signing.

“Everyone at Rajasthan Royals absolutely admires ben for being such a huge asset and a valuable member of the Royals family, both on and off the field and wishes him a speedy recovery. ” the statement said “we are delighted that Ben would like to stay with the group to provide his valued support and inputs off the filed. In the meantime, we will be reviewing potential replacement options for the remainder of the season “

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