Kuldeep Yadav’s IPL 2021 campaign has been cut short as he returns to India after suffering a serious knee injury. The left-arm spinner, who represented Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL, will miss much of the Ranji Trophy.
The player underwent a knee surgery in Mumbai and on Wednesday, he announced the news through his Instagram post. In his Instagram post he called it a “successful” one!
“Surgery was a success and the road to recovery has just begun. Thank you so much to everyone for your amazing support. The focus is now to complete my rehab well and be back on the pitch doing what I love as soon as possible,” Kuldeep said in his post.
According to PTI, Kuldeep sustained the injury while fielding during a practice session. He will now need some time for rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy (NCA), followed by light intensity training and finally starting with net sessions!
“Yes, we got the information that Kuldeep sustained a nasty knee injury during a practice session in UAE. Apparently while fielding, he twisted his knee and it was really bad at that point,” a senior BCCI official revealed.
“There was no chance that he could have taken any further part and was sent back to India.”
After having a rough two years, after a five-wicket haul in Sydney when former head coach Ravi Shastri had called him up as India’s No.1 spinner in overseas conditions.
For a total of 174 wickets across different formats, the Kanpur-based cricketer has played seven Tests, 65 ODIs and 23 T20Is.
The last game that he played for India was more of a moderate performance with the best figures being 2/48 in an ODI and 2/30 in T20I.