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IPL 2022: Covid-related Problems, Unwell Players, And Absence Of Prithvi Shaw – Mohammad Kaif Underlines DC’s Issues



Mohammed Kaif

Former Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif noted that Delhi Capitals (DC) has a tough campaign due to plenty of off-field issues involving the emergence of covid cases in its camp and a couple of players feeling unwell.

Additionally, they have been without one of their big retentions, Prithvi Shaw, who has been hospitalized due to fever. He was missing in DC’s game against CSK which they lost by a whopping 91 runs, denting their chances of making it to the playoffs.

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Delhi have been hit with a few issues. There have been COVID-related problems. A few players are unwell. Prithvi Shaw’s absence is also affecting the team because he is a retained player. With him not there, Delhi have struggled a bit.”

Prithvi Shaw
Prithvi Shaw. (Photo: IPL)

Overall, I feel they are depending a lot on David Warner. It’s almost like when Warner scores, the team wins. In the previous match, he did well and the team won the game. This will need to change,” Kaif was quoted as saying in a conversation with Sportskeeda.

“It is very difficult to make comebacks from such situations” – Mohammad Kaif

Kaif asserted that the loss against CSK is tough to come back from as it was one of the biggest humiliations Rishabh Pant and co. have suffered in quite a while. It has also brought up questions on how poorly DC fares when David Warner doesn’t fire.

Delhi still have three matches to go. If they win all three, they will stay in the qualification race as they will finish on 16 points. Of course, it also depends on how the other teams play.

Delhi Capitals ( Image Credits: Twitter), Mohammad Kaif
Delhi Capitals ( Image Credits: Twitter)

But the way they lost, it is very difficult to make comebacks from such situations. As a team, self-doubts creep in after such defeats. Fans will be really disappointed as they would not have expected such an effort,” Kaif added.

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