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Bhuvneshwar Kumar speaks out about his ‘frustrating’ injuries

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Highlights

  • Indian seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has revealed he intends to consult a doctor about his recurring injuries.
  • Kumar suffered a sports hernia ahead of the Men in Blues’ New Zealand tour that will start next month.
  • The Meerut-based cricketer refused to comment about his participation at the 2020 ICC T20 World Cup.

Sports injuries are not less than speed-breakers in the lives of athletes. And it is even more painful when they occur when the player is in form. Just ask ace Indian pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar. The 29-year-old bowler has had an on and off relationship with injuries ever since the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. And that has hardly changed even now.

Kumar suffered a sports hernia ahead of the Men in Blues’ New Zealand tour that will start next month. This will be a shocking development for the seamer who will end the year with 33 wickets in 19 ODIs at a decent average of 23.75.

“There is no surety on surgery, but the standard procedure for sports hernia is surgery. I am planning to consult a doctor abroad next week. Only after the doctor’s consultation, I will be able to decide on my comeback. Right now, I don’t know when I will be able to make a comeback. It could be one day, one week or one month. It all depends on the diagnosis and treatment plan,” Kumar was quoted as saying by TOI during a promotional event on Sunday.

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“Injuries are something you cannot prevent. It’s part and parcel of a sportsman’s life. I want to play cricket. Right now I am completely off it. I am just waiting to get back to the game. It could be frustrating at times,” he added.

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Bhuvi has been amongst the most consistent seamers in the country, then may it be with the white ball or red ball. However, the Meerut-based cricketer refused to comment about his participation at the ICC T20 World Cup 2020.

“I am not thinking about the World Cup yet. I just wish I would be injury-free for the World Cup. I missed a few matches in the 2019 World Cup due to hamstring injury. My first target now is to get fit. But once I return to the game, I will start planning for the World Cup,” Kumar said.

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And although his injury yet again brought limelight on the National Cricket Academy (NCA), Bhuvneshwar refused to talk about the Academy.

“I did not go to the NCA again after I was diagnosed with the sports hernia. But I will be going there again for the rehabilitation. It’s up to BCCI as to how they are going to take it.”

“They must have had a chat with the NCA. NCA must have tried their best but I don’t know what went wrong and why they couldn’t diagnose. Still, I am not the right person to comment on that as I might say something else and BCCI will come up with something else,” he added.

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