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Recovery on Track, Will Start Playing Two-Three Weeks: Jadhav

PTI |July 20, 2018, 7:28 PM IST
Recovery on Track, Will Start Playing Two-Three Weeks: Jadhav

Mumbai: India all-rounder Kedar Jadhav, who underwent a surgery after suffering a harmstring injury during the IPL, on Friday said he would start playing in another two to three weeks time.

Playing for Chennai Super Kings, Jadhav got injured in the opening game of this year's IPL against Mumbai Indians on April 7, which ruled him out of the lucrative event. He later underwent a surgery in Melbourne.

"Rehab (rehabilitation) is good. Another maximum two-three weeks and I will be fit and start playing. I am allowed to bat now also, but because of rain, I am not able to. In two weeks I will start playing," Jadhav said.

"I am recovering faster than expectation, so I am happy," the 33-year-old Maharashtra cricketer said.

Jadhav revealed that he suffered the injury on the same muscle for the third time.

"Yes it was a recurrent injury. Almost the third time, the same muscle was injured. I got injured first in December against Sri Lanka in Dharamshala, then in South Africa in the third ODI and then again in IPL," he said.

"So when it (the injury) happens again and again, you have to find a solution. The physios and doctors in India then decided that surgery will give me better option to play for longer duration."

Jadhav said he was disappointed that he missed the ongoing tour of England and the IPL.

The right-handed batsman admitted that it was difficult to get over the injury period.

"I will say it was a difficult three month period, but I feel I understood the importance of fitness," added Jadhav, who has played 40 ODIs so far.

"Injuries are a part of the game and we can't do anything. Overall I gained knowledge about my body," he said.

Jadhav also said that he got the support of skipper Virat Kohli during this difficult phase..

"Not only this period, but since the time I have joined the team, his (Kohli's) support is there. I remember when I first got selected in the India team, he (Kohli) had gifted me a Blackberry phone.

"So Virat is always encouraging youngsters as a leader and off the field he is a loving and caring person," he said.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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