The Mumbai Indians were given a major setback only hours before their IPL 2022 encounter against the Kolkata Knight Riders when their starting batter Suryakumar Yadav was declared out for the rest of the season. In a statement released on Monday, the IPL confirmed the news. Suryakumar was forced to miss MI’s match against the Gujarat Titans owing to a left forearm muscle ailment.

“Due to a left forearm muscle injury, Mumbai Indians batter Suryakumar Yadav has been ruled out of the IPL 2022.” “Yadav was injured during the team’s match against Gujarat Titans on May 6, 2022,” the IPL announced in a statement on Monday.

Suryakumar scored 303 runs at an average of 43.29 in eight games for the Mumbai Indians this season, including three half-centuries. Suryakumar made an instant impression with strong performances after missing a few games at the start of the season, but his form slipped significantly as the season went on.

The Mumbai Indians are presently having one of their worst seasons in IPL history. The five-time champions set an unwelcome milestone by becoming the first side to lose eight consecutive matches at the start of an IPL season. The Rohit Sharma-led team, on the other hand, has won its past two games and will want to finish the season on a high note with a couple more victories in their last four games.