Kevin Pietersen ruled out of IPL with calf injury

Pietersen, who was carried off the field after injuring his right calf against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Friday, announced his unavailability for the rest of the tournament via his Instagram account.

Kevin Pietersen injured his right calf against Royal Challengers Bangalore.   -  Vivek Bendre

Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has been ruled out of the Indian Premier League owing to a calf injury.

Pietersen, who was carried off the field after injuring his right calf against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Friday, announced his unavailability for the rest of the tournament via his Instagram account.





He posted a picture of himself in a wheelchair in the dressing room, with strapping on his calf, alongside the word ‘Urgh!’ on Facebook soon after the incident.

Pietersen yesterday underwent a scan where the severity of the injury was confirmed, ending his IPL season early.

Pietersen, who has not played for England since their 5-0 defeat in the 2013-14 Ashes series in Australia, had scored 73 runs from four IPL innings at an average of 36.50 and strike rate of 119.67.

Supergiants is currently second last on the points table with three losses from four matches in its maiden season.

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