Star India batter KL Rahul gave an update on his injury after undergoing a ‘successful’ surgery. He said that the recovery period has begun. Further on, he also thanked everybody for their messages and prayers. The opening batter is out of the squad due to a groin injury that he sustained before the start of the five-match home T20I series against South Africa.
Rahul played all the fifteen games in the Indian T20 league for his franchise Lucknow and led his team to the playoffs. He was last seen playing international cricket when he played an ODI against West Indies in February.
“Hello everyone. It’s been a tough couple of weeks but the surgery was successful,” wrote Rahul on Twitter. “I’m healing and recovering well. My road to recovery has begun. Thank you for your messages and prayers. See you soon.”
Hello everyone. It's been a tough couple of weeks but the surgery was successful. I'm healing and recovering well. My road to recovery has begun. Thank you for your messages and prayers. See you soon 🏏♥️ pic.twitter.com/eBjcQTV03z
— K L Rahul (@klrahul) June 29, 2022
Rahul was initially made the captain of the Indian team for the five-match T20 series against South Africa in the absence of senior players such as Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. The captaincy was handed over to the wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant after Rahul got injured. Just before the day of the first T20I, June 8, he tweeted, “Hard to accept but I begin another challenge today.”
“Gutted not to be leading the side for the first time at home, but the boys have all my support from the sidelines. Heartfelt thanks to all for your support.Wishing Rishabh and the boys all the luck for the series. See you soon,” Rahul added.
Hard to accept but I begin another challenge today. Gutted not to be leading the side for the first time at home, but the boys have all my support from the sidelines.Heartfelt thanks to all for your support.Wishing Rishabh and the boys all the luck for the series.See you soon🏏💙
— K L Rahul (@klrahul) June 8, 2022
Over the years, Rahul has sealed a permanent spot in India’s playing XI in all three formats of the game. The opener who is known for enthralling the crowd with his magnificent strokeplay has also remarkably improved his game in Test cricket. He scored centuries at Lord’s and Centurion last year. Before his injury, he was expected to open the innings in the rescheduled fifth Test against England. However, Shubman Gill will now be seen opening the innings in his absence.