Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) pacer T Natarajan, who has been ruled out from the rest of the ongoing 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), shared his thoughts recently. He has been ruled out owing to his knee injury for which he will have to undergo surgery.
He has played only two matches so far out of four games. In a video shared by the franchise on its official Twitter handle, Natarajan said: “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.”
However, he did not mention when the surgery will take place. “I have no words to say right now. I wish Sunrisers to go out and win every game this season. Best wishes again, added the pacer.
🗣️ "I'm sad to miss the remaining games this season."@Natarajan_91 has been ruled out of the tournament due to injury and we along with the entire squad wish him a speedy recovery 🧡#OrangeOrNothing #OrangeArmy #IPL2021 pic.twitter.com/b4mzS3Rfrp
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 23, 2021
I wish Sunrisers to go out and win every game this season: T Natarajan
“Natarajan never fully recovered from his knee injury”, a BCCI source said to PTI on conditions of anonymity on Thursday but did not mention the time period for which he would be unavailable.
“He went for rehabilitation at the NCA (National Cricket Academy) but it is now evident that even when he was declared fit to make a return against England, he was not 100 per cent match ready. Now he could be out for a longer period as he had rushed his comeback without doing proper rehab”, the source further added.
T Natarajan rose to fame in the last edition of the IPL and was rewarded with national call-up in all three formats during the tour of Australia.
SRH will next play against Delhi Capitals on Sunday at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.