Indian bowler Kuldeep Yadav has been pulled out of the present Indian Premier League (IPL) season. It is noticed that he suffered a major knee injury and has already departed for India. According to a top BCCI official, Kuldeep could be out of play for at least 4-6 months as he undergoes a lengthy recovery procedure before returning to professional cricket. Here is the reason Why Kuldeep Yadav Ruled Out Of The IPL?
Why Kuldeep Yadav Ruled Out Of The IPL?
As per BCCI officials, Kuldeep Yadav injured his knee during a practice session with the squad in the UAE. “Yes, we got the information that Kuldeep 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,” the official said.
Knee injuries are bad It’s a very long process to heal: BCCI Official
Furthermore, it has been known that Kuldeep Yadav underwent surgery in Mumbai and may take a very long time to heal from this ailment. He is also forced to miss the remainder of the domestic season.
“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 source further added.
This is a major setback for the bowler, who has not had enough opportunity in the IPL and at the international stage. Kuldeep’s reputation dropped considerably after the 2019 World Cup, although being in the Test team, he never received sufficient opportunities.
He has also not appeared for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in a long period of time and has only appeared on a few occasions in the previous two seasons. Kuldeep Yadav has voiced his dissatisfaction with the way KKR treated him over the past 2 IPL seasons.