The Indian cricket team is all set to lock horns with England at Lucknow’s Ekana Cricket Stadium on Sunday. Ahead of the game, KL Rahul, India’s star wicketkeeper-batter, opened up on his experience of recovering from the challenging hamstring injury.
Return To Lucknow Brought Painful Memories For KL Rahul
Notably, it was the where KL Rahul had injured his hamstring during the Indian Premier League game against RCB and the memories might have rekindled as Rahul arrived at the city for India’s 6th game of the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023.
During the pre-match press conference ahead of the game, KL Rahul expressed his disappointment on not being able to complete the IPL 2023 season because of his injury. He also shared how he wants to put the memory of getting injured aside and wants to make some happy memories. He said:
“Yesterday when I came to the ground, my last memory of this ground is that – falling down and injuring myself. Hopefully, I can put that aside and I can make some better and happier memories to forget all of that.”
He added: “Mai bhoolna chahta hoon magar log bhoolne nahi dete (I want to forget about it but people keep reminding me about it),”
Talking more about the injury he sustained during the IPL 2023 season in Lucknow, Rahul revealed that returning to the same ground with Team India brought back many memories. He said:
“The injury that I had, it kept me out of the game for four or five months. That was a tough time. Whoever has an injury, if you ask anyone – they undergo surgery and to come back, it takes a lot of hard work, a lot of patience and you have to go through that which is not very easy,”
India’s Squad For ICC Cricket World Cup 2023:
Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya (vc), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav.