Indian left-arm chinaman Kuldeep Yadav has begun training to attain match fitness after undergoing successful knee surgery. The injury had ruled him out of the IPL 2021 the second leg, where he was part of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) franchise.
Kuldeep has fallen out of favour with the Indian selectors, but he will be keen on making a comeback via the domestic route. For now, he will begin training to gain full fitness after going under the knife back in September.
“Surgery was a success and the road to recovery has just begun. Thank you so much to everyone for your amazing support. The focus is now to complete my rehab well and be back on the pitch doing what I love as soon as possible,” Kuldeep had stated.
Recently, he tweeted pictures of his routine in the gym with the caption: “Another day closer.”
Here’s Kuldeep Yadav’s tweet:
Another day closer😉💪🏻 pic.twitter.com/L62goxx8np
— Kuldeep yadav (@imkuldeep18) November 16, 2021
The 26-year-old will not be playing in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy (SMAT), which has already begun and will conclude soon. If he is to make a comeback to the national team, he might have to get some match practice in the Ranji Trophy and the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
Kuldeep Yadav has been in and out of the team ever since the drubbing against England in the 2019 ODI World Cup, and he last played for India on the white-ball tour of Sri Lanka in July. He failed to impress against a weak Sri Lankan side, meaning his chances continued to dwindle.