Natarajan ruled out of IPL 2021
India and Sunrisers Hyderabad left-arm fast bowler T Natarajan has been ruled out of the remainder of IPL 2021 due to a developed knee strain.
This year’s edition of the Indian Premier League has successfully started amidst the COVID-19 second wave in India. The tournament is slightly proceeding towards the middle stage with all the teams have opened their accounts in the points table.
Sunrisers Hyderabad led by David Warner were the last ones to open their account in the points table. Sunrisers Hyderabad managed to snub a victory against Punjab Kings after hattrick defeats. Meanwhile, the team has hit with bad news in the form of their left-arm fast bowler T Natarajan.
The left-arm pacer will miss the remainder of the season due to a developed knee strain. The pacer suffered the same issue during England’s tour of India and missed quite a few matches. The knee has been aggravated again and the fast bowler is advised not to take part in the tournament further.
The physios from National Cricket Academy are having a close eye on the strain and they have reported to BCCI regarding the current status. “We have not got the full report but we have been told that he has developed a strain in the knee. He will have to undergo rehab in the NCA,” a source close to BCCI revealed.
The fast bowler missed the last IPL game of Sunrisers Hyderabad against Punjab Kings due to the same issue. At the toss, the skipper David Warner also said regarding the issue, the fast bowler is having.
“He has obviously got a sore knee. Given the circumstance in these bubbles, if he goes and gets a scan, he obviously has to sit out for seven days. He has to get back in quarantine. We are just monitoring him at the moment. The physios are doing their best to analyze from a face point of view but he obviously has to go out and get a scan at some point,” Warner said at the toss.