Shreyas Iyer’s injury confirmed, to seek medical advice on March 16

Mumbai’s Shreyas Iyer, who missed two fielding sessions because of a sore back during the fifth and final day of the Ranji Trophy final, would be seeking medical expert opinion on March 16 (as per reports). Iyer, who batted at No 5, played an aggressive innings, dealing mostly in boundaries to score 95 off 111 balls on the third day of the final against Vidarbha.

He needed on-field treatment twice on that day and wasn’t in the best position to come out to field for the whole duration on the fifth day of the match.


“Yes, Shreyas was in some pain and he will go for expert opinion on March 16. He was not 100 percent fit but was fit enough to bat. He aggravated his back,” a Mumbai Cricket Association official was quoted as saying.

There were speculations about Iyer’s fitness as sources stated that he would see a medical expert on March 16. “Yes, Shreyas has got injured. He had back spasms and should be seeing a doctor on March 16,” a source close to the Mumbai Cricket Association stated after he did not take the field in the evening.

The Mumbai cricketer was seen in Mumbai’s training top inside the dressing room during the final mix. He emerged well after Mumbai lifted the title by the virtue of the first innings lead to celebrate Mumbai’s 42ndtitle.

Interestingly Iyer, who was overlooked for the ODIs in South Africa, has been mired in a controversy involving his opening up on the value of IPL contracts earlier this week. Iyer who missed Mumbai’s last Ranji Trophy league match because of back spasms had attended the Kolkata Knight Riders camp for the IPL this season even though he was set to captain Delhi Daredevils.

Not playing some of the domestic games recently and turning up at the KKR camp had raised a few eyebrows and only recently after BCCI secretary Jay Shah cautioned top players about the “perception”, that his absence from recent games due to “injury” and turning up at KKR Similar sessions had raised an eyebrow over his fitness and commitment to the two formats.