Indian middle-order batsman, Kedar Jadhav, finally broke his silence on making a comeback to cricket after his surgery owing to the hamstring injury he suffered during the Indian Premier League. Jadhav said that he should be up and running in a few weeks.
Rehab is good. Another maximum two-three weeks 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.
Nature of the injury
Jadhav also said that he recovering faster than what he had expected and also revealed that this was not the first time he had suffered an injury on the exact same muscle.
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.
Jadhav said that the recent surgery will let him play for a longer period without suffering another injury on the hamstring. The cricketer added that he was quite disappointed on missing out on the England tour and the IPL as he was in good form.
Sounding fairly optimistic, Jadhav said that injuries were part of the game and that this phase taught him more about his own body. He also added that he received support from the Indian captain Virat Kohli right during this phase.
Not only this period but since the time I have joined the team, his (Kohli's) support is there. I remember when I first got selected in the India team, he had gifted me a Blackberry phone.
Jadhav was picked up by the Chennai Super Kings in this year's IPL but was injured in the very first match of the season. However, he hobbled and won the match for his side almost heroically on one leg, but was then ruled out for the rest of the season. The 33-year-old underwent the surgery in Melbourne, Australia.