McCullum ruled out IPL 2017 with hamstring strain

| Updated: May 06, 2017 06:38 IST

Rajkot (Gujarat) [India], May 6 (ANI): Former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum, who plays for Gujarat Lions in the Indian Premier League (IPL , will miss the last three matches of his team of the tournament after suffering a left hamstring strain against Delhi Daredevils on Thursday. In a tweet, McCullum stated that the "compressed tournament and long travel" had taken a toll. "Injuries are not ideal but part of our sport. Compressed tournament & long travel can be gruelling. Sorry for not being there all the way," the former New Zealand skipper tweeted. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Injuries are not ideal but part of our sport. Compressed tournament & long travel can be gruelling. Sorry for not being there all the way.</p>&mdash; Brendon McCullum (@Bazmccullum) <a href="https://twitter.com/Bazmccullum/status/860517881062211585">May 5, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> It is reported that McCullum has been advised three-four weeks of intensive rehabilitation so as to not aggravate the damage in his hamstring. The 35-year-old has scored 330 runs in 11 games with two half-centuries at a strike rate of 145.50. Lions were knocked out of contention for playoffs after their seven-wicket defeat to Daredevils at the Feroz Shah Kotla. (ANI)

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