Rajat Patidar will get treatment in England, and on Saturday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said that Shreyas Iyer is also on his way to the UK for back surgery.
The BCCI said it will pay for Patidar’s surgery on his left foot, which means he won’t be able to play in the IPL in 2023. “Even though Patidar is not a nationally contracted player, the BCCI will send him to the hospital for surgery. He is one of the players being looked at, and a BCCI source said, “We will make sure he gets the best care.”
Patidar, who is 29 years old, got a lot of attention when he hit a swashbuckling century for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL playoffs last year. He followed that up with some great efforts in domestic cricket. Before it was decided to send him to surgery, he was getting treatment at the National Cricket Academy (NCA). He is at home in Indore right now while he waits for his visa papers so he can fly to the UK for treatment.
His team had already said something about his condition earlier. “Unfortunately, Rajat Patidar won’t be able to play in IPL 2023 because he hurt his Achilles Heel. “We hope Rajat gets better quickly and will continue to help him,” RCB said in a recent statement.
The BCCI also said that Iyer will have surgery next week. “Next week, Mr. Shreyas Iyer is going to have surgery for his back problem. “He will stay under the care of the surgeon for two weeks, and then he will go back to the NCA for rehabilitation,” a BCCI statement said on Saturday.
The BCCI also gave a report on Jasprit Bumrah, who had surgery and started rehabilitation at NCA on Friday. “Mr. Jasprit Bumrah had surgery on his lower back in New Zealand. It went well, and he is still pain-free. The specialist told the fast bowler to start rehab six weeks after the surgery, so Mr. Bumrah started his rehab on Friday at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru, according to a statement from the BCCI.
Most people think that Bumrah will be ready for the 50-over World Cup, which will take place in October and November.