In a major blow to Rising Pune Supergiants, batsman Kevin Pietersen has been ruled out of the remaining matches of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) due to calf injury.
The 35-year-old sustained an injury in his right calf during his side’s 13-run defeat against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium on Friday.
Posting his picture, Pietersen announced through his Instagram account that he would not take further part in the tournament.
“Over & out, India! Injuries are all part of the job! Horrible tear in my calf! Sad to be leaving a really great bunch of boys but looking forward to being back with my family! London bound for a summer off! Vacation till November! Bye for now! Lots of love, KP xxx,” he wrote.
Pietersen has managed to score a total of 73 runs at an average of 36.50 in the four innings which he played for Supergiants this season.
Supergiants are currently second from the bottom, having three defeats from four games in their maiden IPL season. They will now lock horns with Kolkata Knight Riders at the MCA Stadium this evening.