KL Rahul, who recently withdrew from the Indian Premier League and the World Test Championship final due to injury, said on Twitter that he had undergone a successful surgery.
“Hi everyone, I just got done with my surgery – it was successful. A big thank you to the doctors and medical staff for making sure I was comfortable and everything went smoothly. I’m officially on the road to recovery now. I’m determined to get back to my best and get back on the field. Onwards and upwards!” KL Rahul posted in the wee hours of Wednesday.
This led to the Board of Control for Cricket in India naming Ishan Kishan as a his replacement, stating that Rahul has been ruled out of the India squad for the upcoming World Test Championship Final, adding “it has been decided that Rahul will undergo surgery at the earliest followed by rehab at the National Cricket Academy for the same.”
Earlier last week, Rahul had ruled himself out from the one-off Test against Australia starting June 7 at The Oval in London, after he sustained a thigh injury while fielding during the Lucknow Super Giants-Royal Challengers Bangalore game.
Absolutely gutted that I won’t be at the Oval next month with Team India. I’ll do everything I can to get back in the blue and help my country. That has always been my focus and priority,” the 31-year-old had posted on his social media.
“After careful consideration and consultation with the medical team, it’s been concluded that I’ll be undergoing surgery on my thigh shortly. My focus will be on my rehabilitation and recovery in the coming weeks. It’s a tough call to make, but I know it’s the right one to ensure a full recovery,” he had added.