The shocking news comes for all the KKR fans as the franchise’s left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav has returned back to India after sustaining a serious knee injury during a practice session in the UAE.
According to the reports, the KKR batsman will also miss the domestic season due to his knee injury. In the ongoing UAE leg of the IPL 2021, Kuldeep Yadav hasn’t played a single match for the franchise as Varun Chakravarthy & Sunil Narine are given preference over Kuldeep Yadav. According to a report in PTI, Yadav might have to undergo a long rehabilitation process before returning to competitive cricket.
“Yes, we got the information that Kuldeep (Yadav) 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. There was no chance that he could have taken any further part and was sent back to India,” a senior BCCI official informed the news agency on condition of anonymity.
The reports added that Kuldeep Yadav has undergone knee surgery in Mumbai & could be out of action for almost four to six months.
“Knee injuries are generally bad. It’s a very long process from starting to work and then getting strength back through intense physiotherapy sessions at the NCA, followed by light intensity training, and finally starting with net sessions. It can’t be said with certainty that Kuldeep will be match ready by the time Ranji Trophy ends,” another IPL source was quoted as saying.
Kuldeep Yadav has featured in India’s limited over the tour of Sri Lanka where he scalped 2/48 in an ODI match & 2/30 in a T20 match while went wicketless in the other two matches.
IPL 2021: Things are not good between Kuldeep Yadav & KKR Captain Eoin Morgan
Just a few days back, Kuldeep Yadav has slammed KKR’s captain Eoin Morgan for lack of communication within the team. . Speaking to Aakash Chopra on his YouTube channel, he said,
“If the coaches have worked with you before and are with you for a prolonged period of time, they understand you better. But it becomes very difficult when the communication is weak. Sometimes you don’t even know that whether you will be playing or not, or what the team expects from you.”
He further said that Eoin Morgan doesn’t have a clue about how the captain views him as a player.
“Definitely, definitely makes a lot of difference (having an Indian captain). I don’t know how Eoin Morgan sees me. In such cases, the communication gap increases. When it’s an Indian, you can literally walk up to them and ask why you are not playing.”
“Suppose, Rohit Sharma is the captain, you can ask freely on ways to improve, what’s my role in the team but most importantly, the captain should also be interested in what he expects from me,” Kuldeep Yadav concluded. Kuldeep Yadav has represented India in seven tests, 65 ODIs & 23 T20Is.
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