Indian all-rounder Washington Sundar regrets missing out on playing the Test series in England, scheduled to start on the 4th of August in Nottingham. Washingon Sundar has been one of the three cricketers to return home before the series began due to injury-related problems. The 21-year old took to his official Twitter handle and stated it’s hard returning home and hopes to come back soon.
Washington Sundar made his Test debut in the tour of Australia last year and has impressed with both bat and ball. The southpaw has so far taken six wickets at 49.83 and averages 66.25 with the bat, scoring 265 runs. The 21-year old was one of the spin-bowlers selected in the tour along with Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel. However, he will return home without coming under consideration.
The spin-bowling all-rounder played in the practice match for the County Select XI against India, alongside Avesh Khan. He batted once in the practice match, scoring a single before Mohammed Siraj removed him. Like Khan, who returned home due to a finger injury sustained in the warm-up fixture, Sundar also suffered the same.
Below is Washington Sundar’s post on Twitter:
Hard to be missing out and going back.
A big thank you for all your good wishes for my recovery! 🙏🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/BJUIoQ5nyn
— Washington Sundar (@Sundarwashi5) July 30, 2021
Opener Shubman Gill, owing to a strain on his left leg, is the third cricketer confirmed to miss the blockbuster series. But the BCCI has called upon reinforcements for Gill and Sundar. Prithvi Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav will fly to England from Sri Lanka, where they played in the ODI and T20 series against the hosts.