I told myself that I will never again play football in my life: Washington Sundar reveals details about old injury

The 23-year-old admitted that playing at Lancashire helped him to improve his game as it provided him an experience to play in a highly competitive atmosphere.

Aakash SrivastavaAuthor

Updated - 18 November 2022 08:20 PM

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India all-rounder Washington Sunday has vowed not to play football after sustaining an injury during his stint with Lancashire. In the past couple of years, Sundar has sustained numerous injuries which kept him out of the action, including one he suffered while fielding in a Royal One Day Cup match for Lancashire.

However, Sundar has been termed fit and is currently part of the New Zealand tour. While the series opener in Wellington was washed out due to rain, Washington Sundar opened up on his journey throughout and how he stayed motivated while he was recovering. 

"I spent a lot of time at the NCA, as I worked on my shoulder after I injured it playing for Lancashire, where the stint was amazing. I worked really hard on my body and skills," Washington told broadcasters on the side-lines of the series opener in Wellington. Commenting on his injury, Washington Sunday claimed that it was a weird accident that happened five or six years ago.

"Before a very important tour, I was playing football and broke my ankle. I told myself that I will never again play football in my life. There are so many things to do other than just play football. I could run, do some sprints, spend a lot of time doing some mobility, unlock my hips, shoulder and all that," added Sundar.

The 23-year-old further admitted that playing at Lancashire helped him to improve his game as it provided him an experience to play in a highly competitive atmosphere. 

"Playing at Lancashire gave me a lot of experience and made me understand about my own self and my game as well. So, it was a great couple of months over there," Sundar added.

Towards the end of the interaction, Sundar claimed that New Zealand is one of his favourite places to play the game and he is extremely excited about the series.

"New Zealand is one of my most favourite places. The people are here are very friendly and sweet, to be honest. It’s great for me to be here, especially making my comeback through this tour and very excited for it. Ever since we came here, spent a lot of time walking on the streets, going to different restaurants nearby. The coffee here has been amazing. We get a lot of privacy over here and get to do whatever we want," he added.

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