Kedar Jadhav has returned to his former franchise, the Royal Challengers Bangalore for the remainder of the 2023 Indian Premeir League season. He will be making a comeback to the tournament after a gap of one year. The franchise signed Kedar Jadhav as a replacement for David Willey. The England all-rounder played four matches for the Royal Challengers Bangalore and scalped three wickets.
The Indian Premeir League released a statement announcing the news. They wrote, “Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Monday named Kedar Jadhav as replacement for David Willey for the remainder of the TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023.”
🚨 NEWS 🚨@RCBTweets name Kedar Jadhav as replacement for David Willey.
Details 🔽 #TATAIPLhttps://t.co/HBEgEB2X11
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 1, 2023
The Royal Challengers Bangalore announced that David Willey suffered a fracture to his toe and adductor strain, and will not be a part of the remainder of the tournament. They wrote, “David Willey has been ruled out of #IPL2023 due to fractured toe and adductor strain. Willey, you were brilliant throughout! We stand by your side as you rest, recover and return stronger than ever, mate.”
From IPL commentary to IPL comeback for Kedar Jadhav
Kedar Jadhav was part of the Marathi commentary panel in the 2023 Indian Premier League. However, now will be back playing in the tournament for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. So far, he has played 93 IPL games and has 1196 runs against his name. The right-handed batter has previously represented RCB in 17 matches and was brought on board for INR 1 Crore.
Earlier this year, Kedar Jadhav had said to Starsports, “Last year, too, I did not play in the IPL. I have played for 10-12 years and I am satisfied with it. It’s not the end of the world. A cricketer’s aim should be to play for India and not the IPL. IPL is just a platform where you can fast forward your selection process.”
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