IPL 2021: SRH’s T Natarajan recovering from knee surgery well, shares video; Watch – Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and India pacer T Natarajan is undergoing rehabilitation at home following knee surgery that ruled him out of IPL 2021 after the first two matches. With IPL 2021 suspended due to rising COVID-19 cases inside IPL’s bio-bubbles, T Natarajan is back home and recovering well. The paceman shared a video on Instagram on Sunday of him following his fitness routine as he races against time to be fit for India’s tour of Sri Lanka.
T Natarajan, who impressed during the Australia series in Tests and then did well against England in the limited-overs series in India, was not picked for the ICC WTC Final and Test squad against England. However, with India touring Sri Lanka for a 3-match ODI and T20I series in July, he is expected to make a comeback.
In a video he shared on Instagram, he was seen following fitness routines to be ready to come back. The caption read, “I wake up each day stronger than before!!”
T Natarajan sustained the knee injury in Australia. However, neither BCCI nor the bowler revealed the extent of the injury or at all if he had suffered one. It was only made public when fans started asking about his absence from Sunrisers Hyderbad’s third game.
Natarajan became an overnight sensation with his yorkers at death during the last IPL and subsequently played all three formats for India in Australia. But in IPL 2021, he did not have much success as he could only bag two wickets in two matches with an economy of 8.23.
“I am sad to miss the remaining games (this IPL). Since I played well last season and went on to play for India, my expectations were high. Unfortunately, I have to undergo knee surgery and will miss this season,” the yorker specialist had informed earlier.
On April 25, when he underwent successful surgery, he thanked the BCCI and doctors. “Today, I underwent knee surgery- and am grateful for the expertise, attention and kindness of the medical team, surgeons, doctors, nurses and staff. I’m grateful to @bcci and to all that have wished well for me,” T Natarajan wrote.