Shreyas Iyer: Kolkata Knight Riders are in for a huge shock before the start of IPL. The captain of that team, Shreyas Iyer, is in doubt for the upcoming season.
First Published Mar 13, 2023, 8:18 PM IST
In the 16th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), which will start in two weeks, Kolkata Knight Riders will not miss a big shock. According to the information received from the BCCI sources, it is known that Shreyas is also having trouble walking. Suffering from back pain, Iyer did not even come to bat during India’s innings in the Ahmedabad Test.
It is known that he was taken to the hospital for medical treatment while the test was going on. Iyer, who missed the New Zealand series in January this year with back pain, did not even play in the first Test as part of the series against Australia.
On the fourth day of the Ahmedabad Test, Iyer was sent for a medical examination and now he is unable to walk, Indian Express revealed in an article. Iyer, who has already dropped out of the ODI series, is doubtful to play in the IPL as well. It is reported that Iyer, who is currently under the supervision of BCCI doctors, needs surgery for his back injury. Board sources say that if this is true, it will be difficult for him to enter the ground for three to four months.
Iyer played in two and three Test matches in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. But he failed to perform up to par. If it turns out that Iyer needs surgery, it will be a huge shock for KKR in the IPL. KKR Iyer was sold in the pre-season auction for Rs. 12.25 crores. He was also appointed as the captain. And if Iyer needs surgery or wants to rest for a few years, it will be a loss for KKR. The team will have to enter the ring in the 2023 season without a regular captain.
Jasprit Bumrah and Rishabh Pant will already be away from the Indian team for five to six months due to injuries, if Iyer also needs surgery, another key batsman will be missing.
Last Updated Mar 13, 2023, 8:18 PM IST