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“Hard To Be Missing Out And Going Back” – Washington Sundar Returns From England

Washington Sundar
Sundar has been ruled out of the England series with a finger injury. Credit: (Twitter/BCCI)

India’s all-rounder Washington Sundar has returned home from England after getting ruled out from five-match Test series against England. The much-awaited bilateral series starts on August 4 (Wednesday) in Nottingham.

Washington Sundar and Avesh Khan played for the County Select XI in the warm-up match against India after ECB requested the Indian management for players. The right-arm offspinner complained about an injury on his indexed finger during the ICC World Test Championship final against New Zealand. Thereafter, he aggravated the injury while playing in the warm-up match last week.

Sundar is the third Indian player to have been ruled out due to injury from India’s tour of England. Avesh fractured a finger of his bowling arm and was ruled out while Gill was ruled out due to a shin injury.

On Saturday, July 31, Washington Sundar penned down an emotional note on his Twitter account. He wrote:

“Hard to be missing out and going back. A big thank you for all your good wishes for my recovery!”

Former Indian pacer Munaf Patel commented on Washington Sundar’s tweet wishing the latter a speedy recovery. He wrote, “Get well soon mate. take care of yourself”.

Washington Sundar likely to miss the second half of IPL 2021

Washington Sundar
Washington Sundar (Photo Credit: IPL)

Washington is also likely to miss the second half of the Indian Premier League 2021 in the UAE As per reports, he has been advised a six-week rest by BCCI’s medical team. Sundar will report to the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore and would undergo rehabilitation.

Opening Batsman Prithvi Shaw and Middle-order batsman Suryakumar Yadav have been added to the Indian squad as replacements. The duo was in Sri Lanka for a limited-overs series and will fly to England soon. They will have to produce three covid-19 negative reports before boarding the flight.

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