IPL 2016 news April 23, 2016

Pietersen ruled out of IPL with calf injury

ESPNcricinfo staff

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Nannes: Pietersen injury not a massive hole in Pune's team

In a blow to Rising Pune Supergiants' unimpressive season so far, their batsman Kevin Pietersen has been ruled out of the remainder of IPL 2016. Pietersen, who had injured his right calf against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Friday, announced he would not take further part in the tournament via his Instagram account.

Pietersen had come out to bat at No. 3 in the second over against Royal Challengers, and faced only one ball before he retired hurt and had to be carried off the field. He attempted a single but hurt his calf muscle after turning to get back into his crease.

In this season, Pietersen had scored 73 runs from four innings at an average of 36.50 and strike rate of 119.67. Supergiants are currently second last on the points table with three losses from four matches in their maiden IPL season.