Last Update on: August 27th, 2023 at 08:14 pm
India batter Shreyas Iyer talked about his comeback to the team after a prolonged injury. He expressed his delight in joining the team after a while and said that he never imagined that he would be back this early because of what he went through.
Shreyas Iyer has Findlay attained his full fitness and has joined the Indian team ahead of the Asia Cup 2023. This comes as a big boost for the team as he had performed staggering well at No.4 and had locked that position. He’s currently attending the camp in Bengaluru with India.
Shreyas Iyer suffered a back injury during the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in February this year and after that didn’t play cricket. He missed a lot of crucial games for the team and in the meantime, he was sent abroad by BCCI for surgery following that he toiled hard at NCA in Bengaluru during his recovery process.
Shreyas Iyer underwent a lot of fitness sessions at the NCA and also played quite a few practice matches before getting included in the team. If he replicates what he did at No.4 before his injury, it’s fair to say that India will have a great chance to win the Asia Cup as well as the World Cup.
Shreyas Iyer said that he’s eager to join the team and explained the nature of the horrendous slip disc injury he faced.
Speaking in a video posted by BCCI, he explained: “Feeling ecstatic to be honest, to join the team and see happy faces all around. The compassion shown by all the players was fantastic and I am thrilled to be back.
“To be precise I had this nerve compression, basically a slip disc, which was compressing the nerve and the pain was going all the way down to the bottom of my tiny toe and it was horrendous, to be honest, at that point of time.”
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Shreyas Iyer further explained that he was facing an issue in his back for a while but he took injections to be available for the team. He added that he’s happy to be back because he never expected that he would return this early.
He explained: “I had this issue for a while but I was taking injections and was going through various routes to see to it that I am steady and playing many more matches.
“But it reached a saturation point where I realised that I have to get a surgery and the physios and the experts told me it was important you go under the knife and get this done with straight. I am truly happy to be back where I am right now because I never imagined that I would recover so fast.”
Shreyas Iyer has a great record at No.4 in ODIs. In 20 innings that he has played, he has scored 805 runs at an average of around 47.35 and a strike rate of 94.37. He also has scored two centuries and five fifties.