Hamstring injury ends Brendon McCullum's IPL campaign

Brendon McCullum has scored 319 runs from 11 matches this season
Brendon McCullum has scored 319 runs from 11 matches this season
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Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has been ruled out of the remainder of ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) after sustaining a hamstring injury during the clash against Delhi Daredevils on Thursday.

The 35-year-old sustained the blow while attempting to save a boundary in the deep as Gujarat Lions failed to defend 209 runs against a rampaging Delhi side led by Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson.

Earlier, Gujarat Lions lost the services of Dwayne Bravo and Andrew Tye to injuries while Jason Roy has confirmed that he will not be heading back to IPL following the ongoing two-match One-Day International series against Ireland that ends on Sunday.

McCullum confirmed the news in his social media platform Twitter.

"Injuries are not ideal but part of our sport. Compressed tournament & long travel can be gruelling. Sorry for not being there all the way," tweeted McCullum.

Gujarat Lions are languishing at the seventh place this season with just three wins from 11 games and are already out of contention for a play-off spot.

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