Indian left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav underwent knee surgery on Wednesday for an injury sustained during the ongoing IPL match in the United Arab Emirates. Kuldeep posted the announcement on his official Twitter page.
“The operation was successful and the path to recovery has just begun. Thank you all so much for your wonderful support. I need to finish my rehab well and get back on the field as soon as I can,” he tweeted.
The surgery was successful and the path to recovery has only just begun. Thank you so much everyone for your wonderful support. After finishing my rehab well, I need to do what I want as soon as possible and focus on the pitch again. ⁇ pic.twitter.com/364k9WWDb3
– Kuldeep Yadav (imkuldeep18) September 29, 2021
On September 27, Kuldeep was reported to have suffered a serious knee injury and will miss most of the upcoming domestic season, having already reduced his IPL campaign and returned to India.
India-International, which was with the Kolkata Knight Riders, is expected to go through a lengthy rehabilitation process before returning to competitive cricket.
“Yes, we were informed that Kuldeep suffered a serious knee injury during a training session in the United Arab Emirates. During the fielding, he twisted his knee and it was bad at the time, ”said a senior BCCI official.
“He is unlikely to have taken any more and been deported back to India.”
The Canberra cricketer has taken a total of 174 wickets in seven Tests, 65 ODIs and 23 T20I matches.
He last played for India in Sri Lanka, but it was a mediocre performance, 2/48 in ODIs and 2/30 in a T20 International.
During that tour he played two more games – one day and one T20 – he went without a wicket.