In some relief to Punjab Kings, skipper KL Rahul, who was diagnosed with acute appendicitis on Sunday, has undergone successful surgery. In addition, Rahul is also likely to rejoin the bubble and undergo the mandatory quarantine period before getting back to leading the side again. Reports emerging from the IPL circuit are suggesting the franchise flew Rahul on a charter flight to Mumbai where he underwent laparoscopic appendectomy.
Meanwhile, it is being learned that the medical staff at the hospital has told Rahul that he would be able to restart all activities after a week long rest. Punjab Kings are now in talks with the IPL committee to make all the arrangements possible for him to be donning the red jersey again this season.
Had complained of severe abdomen pain on Saturday night
Notably, Rahul had complained of severe abdomen pain on Saturday night. He was then taken for medical scan where he had been diagnosed with acute appendicitis which was revealed by Punjab Kings hours before the start of their match against Delhi Capitals. In Rahul's absence, Mayank Agarwal was given the leadership responsibilities and the player scored a brilliant unbeaten 99. However, with little support from the other end, PBKS posted only 166/6 and eventually faced a 7-wicket defeat at the hands of Delhi.