India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who got ruled out of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy due to a thumb injury on Monday (January 11), has undergone surgery and will be out of action for a while.
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Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, Jadeja provided an update on his surgery and also added that he will make a comeback soon with a bang.
“Out of action for a while.surgery completed. But will soon return with a bang!,” Jadeja tweeted on Tuesday (January 12).
Out of action for a https://t.co/ouz0ilet9j completed. But will soon return with a bang!???????? pic.twitter.com/Uh3zQk7Srn
— Ravindrasinh jadeja (@imjadeja) January 12, 2021
During the third’s play in the just-concluded Sydney Test, Ravindra Jadeja was struck on his left thumb by Mitchell Starc. While he seemed in quite a bit of pain, the southpaw carried on batting following treatment as he finished 28* in India’s first innings. Subsequently, he didn’t come out on the field with the rest of the team and wasn’t needed to bat in the second essay.
In a media release, the BCCI on Monday said Jadeja will head to the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru for further management of his injury.
“Ravindra Jadeja suffered a blow to his left thumb while batting on Day 3 of the third Border-Gavaskar Test that concluded on Monday. He later went for scans and the results have shown that he has dislocated his thumb,” the BCCI said in a statement.
“The all-rounder will now consult a hand specialist in Sydney before he returns to India. He will then head to the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru for further management of his injury,” it added.
As per the reports, Jadeja will be out of action for about 6 weeks, which rules him out of the major chunk of the four-Test series against England at home, starting February 5.