Delhi Capitals on Thursday roped in young Mumbai all-rounder Shams Mulani as a short-term COVID-19 replacement for Axar Patel, who had tested positive for the virus during his pre-season quarantine.
”Delhi Capitals have brought in Shams Mulani as a short-term COVID-19 replacement for Axar Patel for their VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 campaign,” said the IPL in a statement.
”Axar had tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 virus during his mandatory quarantine ahead of the season and was subsequently taken to BCCI’s medical facility for isolation and treatment,” it added.
Meanwhile, Delhi Capitals have also signed right-handed middle-order batsman, Aniruddha Joshi as a replacement for their original skipper, Shreyas Iyer, who was ruled out of the IPL 2021 after sustaining an injury during the first ODI of the recently concluded India-England series.
Joshi, a middle-order batsman and an off-spinner, joins his third IPL team, having been a part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals in the past. He represents Karnataka in domestic cricket and has featured in 17 List A and 22 T20 matches so far.