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Cricket'Fell ill, Lost 7-8 Kilos after Rinku Singh hit him for 5 sixes': Hardik Pandya on Yash Dayal's condition 

Srinagar: In shocking revelation, pointing out at the toll top level cricket takes on players, Gujarat Titans skipper Hardik Pandya has revealed that pacer Yash Dayal may not play this season at all after being hit for 5 sixes by Rinku Singh.

Pandya has revealed that Yash Dayal has suffered lot both physically and mentally since that match against KKR.

In that match, KKR needed 28 runs from last over and Rinku Singh went on to hit 5 consecutive sixes against Yash Dayal to win it for KKR.

Even after more than 2 weeks since, Gujarat Titans captain Hardik Pandya revealed that Dayal’s “condition is still not good enough” to take the field and it might take him a long time to make a comeback. 

“I can’t confirm that (on his chances of Yash Dayal playing again this season),” Hardik said when enquired about Dayal during the post-match show on Star Sports. 

“He fell ill and lost 7-8 kilos after that match. There was a spread of viral infection during that period and also due to the pressure he had faced, his condition is presently not good enough to take the field. Someone’s loss is someone’s gain at the end of the day. It is going to take a long time before we see him on the field,” Hardik added.

Dayal picked up 11 wickets in 9 outings for the defending champions last year. The 25-year-old, however, was off-colour this year. In the three matches that he played, the left-arm pacer failed to pick up a single wicket and conceded runs at an economy rate of 15.83.

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