Team India got a massive blow as KL Rahul took to Instagram to announce his unavailability at the WTC Final. It’s high time the management should look into fitness and take care of the players efficiently. In T20I World Cup 2022, India Played without Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja – the two crucial players of the team.
Now India are up against Australia in the World Test Championship Final. Australia have announced a full-fledged squad against India with a fiery pace attack of Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood whereas Team India are struggling with injuries.
However, KL Rahul got injured in the 43rd match of the IPL 2023. And, on May 5, KL Rahul took to Instagram and shared an update on his injury. He wrote:
“After careful consideration and consultation with the medical team, it’s been concluded that I’ll be undergoing a surgery on my thigh shortly. My focus will be on my rehabilitation and recovery in the coming weeks. It’s a tough call to make, but I know it’s the right one to ensure a full recovery.
As the team captain, it pains me deeply not to be able to be there during this crucial period. But, I’m confident that the boys will rise to the occasion and give their best performance as always. I’ll be cheering for them from the sidelines with all of you, watching every game. @lucknowsupergiants
Absolutely gutted that I won’t be at the Oval next month with Team India. I’ll do everything I can to get back in blue and help my country. That has always been my focus and priority. @indiancricketteam
I want to express gratitude to each one of you – my fans, that gave me the strength to get back up, the LSG management and the BCCI for their promptness, and my teammates for their unwavering support during this difficult time.
Your encouragement and messages mean a lot to me and motivate me to come back stronger and fitter than ever before.
Meanwhile, I promise to keep you all updated on my progress, and hope to be back on the field sooner than soon. The last few days have been really hard, but I’m determined to come out on top.
Injuries are never easy, but I’ll give it my all as always. Thank you for all the support and good wishes.”
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The Cause of KL Rahul’s Injury
Lucknow were up against Royal Challengers Bangalore in an important match, where KL Rahul got injured in the second over while running to save a boundary. KL Rahul also came out to bat against Bangalore for the last wicket but was unable to run and did not look comfortable while hitting the ball.
How long before the management brings out some solution to these injuries? The Players in the WTC Final squad that won’t qualify for the playoffs are expected to leave by 23 May. While the other players will join the Team on the Oval after the completion of the Indian Premier League.
Four of the core players of the Indian team are ruled out of the WTC finals. Bumrah, Iyer, Pant and now KL Rahul. These injuries have worked like a thorn in the hearts of the Indian fans.
Another Player on the list is Jaydev Unadkat who suffered a major blow on the shoulder. BCCI is closely monitoring Unadkat’s case. The selectors will announce the replacements of these soon. As per TOI, the stand-by players for the WTC are Surya, Ruturaj, Sarfaraz, Kishan, Mukesh Kumar and Saini.
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