Rajkot (Gujarat) [India], Apr 23 (ANI): West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo, who plays for Gujarat Lions, has been ruled out of the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
"It is with deep regret that I announce my decision to withdraw from the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League, owing to my hamstring injury," Bravo said.
"While recovery is going well and I have made vast improvement and have participated in team trainings with the Lions, my body is not ready to perform at its fullest potential," he added.
Describing it as one of his hardest decisions, Bravo said, "I have had to make in my career but I do believe withdrawal from this season of the IPL will allow me to perform at my best later on in the year."
Earlier Gujarat Lions skipper Suresh Raina had informed about Bravo's decision during the toss before their clash against Kings XI Punjab.
"Yes, Dwayne Bravo has been ruled out of the tournament. He had been doing all the rehab but just couldn't take the heat. Would need another few weeks to get ready. We need to have a chat with the management and see who could be the replacement," Raina said.
Bravo, suffered a hamstring injury in December during Big Bash League after which he went under surgery. He has not played a single game in this edition of the IPL. (ANI)