Kedar Jadhav happy with the rehabilation process
Kedar Jadhav admitted that he was disappointed to miss out on England tour but accepted that injuries are part and parcel of the game.
Updated - Jul 21, 2018 4:37 pm
Kedar Jadhav has become an important part of the Indian team in the limited overs formats. His all-around ability adds balance to the team as he gives an extra bowling option to Virat Kohli. He has played 40 ODIs for the Indian team, but had to miss the Men in Blue’s tour of England due to a hamstring injury.
The right-handed batsman suffered the injury in the inaugural match of the IPL against Mumbai Indians that ruled him out of rest of the Indian Premier League. He had to undergo an operation, but he claimed that he has recovered faster than expected. He added that he might take the field in two to three weeks from now.
“Rehab (rehabilitation) is good. Another maximum two-three week and I will be fit and start playing. I am allowed to bat now also, but because of rain, I am not able to. In two weeks I will start playing,” Jadhav was quoted as saying by the media.
It was a recurrent injury
The 33-year-old revealed that it was a recurrent injury, as he has suffered from it for the third time. “Yes, it was a recurrent injury. Almost the third time, the same muscle was injured. I got injured first in December against Sri Lanka in Dharamshala, then in South Africa in the third ODI and then again in IPL,” he said.
Kedar Jadhav said that he took advice from physios and doctors, regarding the solution to this injury. The medical team decided that surgery would be the best option for the all-rounder if he wants to extend his career.
Kedar Jadhav admitted that he was disappointed to miss out on the England tour, however, accepted that injuries are part and parcel of the game. Moreover, he said that this injury has made him realize the importance of fitness and he has gained priceless knowledge about his body.
“I will say it was a difficult three month period, but I feel I understood the importance of fitness, injuries are a part of the game and we can’t do anything. Overall I gained knowledge about my body,” he added.