McCullum ruled out of IPL remainder with hamstring injury
Gujarat Lions opener Brendon McCullum will miss the remainder of the IPL after sustaining a hamstring injury.
Former New Zealand captain McCullum was injured in Thursday's seven-wicket defeat to Delhi Daredevils at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium.
That reverse ended Gujarat's hopes of reaching the play-offs, and the loss of the destructive 35-year-old provides another blow ahead of their final three matches.
"Thanks to team-mates, coaches, support staff, owners and fans of the @TheGujarat Lions for the opportunity to play for you all. Respect," McCullum wrote on 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."
In a video tweeted by the Lions he added: "I hurt my hamstring and that's ruled me out for the next three or four weeks, but I've had a great time."
Gujarat have already lost Dwayne Bravo and Andrew Tye to injuries, while Jason Roy has returned to England for international duty.
McCullum is the Lions' second-highest run scorer this year with 319 in his 11 matches.