Wedding bells ringing: Ravindra Jadeja to marry Riva Solanki, miss Mumbai clash
Rajkot: Gujarat Lions all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja will miss the Indian Premier League match against Mumbai Indians as he is all set to tie the nuptial knot with fiancé Riva Solanki.
"Ravindra Jadeja is not going to play Sunday's match and has not come to Mumbai with the team as he is getting married tomorrow," sources in Gujarat Lions team said.
"It is also not sure whether he would be available for game against Sunrisers Hyderabad to be played on April 21," sources said adding that the game is to be played in Rajkot and therefore there are still chances of Jadeja playing in that match.
The new entrant in the ninth edition of IPL has so far played well, registering two wins in two matches.
Jadeja, one of the team's key player, played well in the game against Rising Pune Supergiants where he took two wickets and conceded only 18 runs in his four-over spell.
Sources also said that Gujarat Lions team members are expected to attend the wedding reception tomorrow evening.
As India continued to persist with the four seamers and a specialist spinner strategy, Virat Kohli had been subjected to sharp criticism by fans for backing Jadeja and not selecting Ashwin in the playing XI.
CSK vs MI, IPL 2021 Live Cricket Score Updates: CSK win the match by 20 runs. Three singles and two wickets in the final over for Bravo. CSK got off to a bad start with the bat but then Ruturaj Gaikwad played a blinder to give his team a chance. Chasing 157, Mumbai kept losing wickets at regular intervals of time and fell short at the end. A typical CSK bowling performance led superbly by their talisman MS Dhoni.
There are 31 games to be played in UAE instead of the usual 60 and that could mean good pitches for the majority of the tournament. With the conditions different from India and pitches expected to be slower, all teams have emphasised on starting from scratch.