- 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.
“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.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar, dogged by injury, said he was not yet thinking about next year’s Twenty20 World Cup in Australia and that his main target was to get fit first. pic.twitter.com/HbVxE6UVaB
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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.
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.