Indian batter KL Rahul has left India to fly to Germany for his groin surgery. The Indian cricketer was spotted at the airport with his girlfriend Athiya Shetty as the couple left together. Rahul will undergo surgery in Germany as he has been struggling with his groin for quite some time now. He was ruled out of India’s tour to England with the same injury.
Rahul and Athiya were spotted at the Bengaluru airport before they left for Germany. Both individuals posed before the camera as well.
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Rahul to miss entire England tour
As the 30-year-old left for Germany on Sunday, he will be missing India’s entire tour of England. Rahul was named the vice-captain of the squad for the fifth rescheduled Test against England but as the batter sustained an injury even before he could play a game against South Africa in the home series, he was ruled out of the tour. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Secretary Jay Shah then confirmed that the Indian cricketer will be traveling to Germany and thus will miss the entire England tour.
Notably, India will be playing one Test, three T20Is, and three ODIs against England this summer. While the two teams will complete the 5-match Test series from 2021 by locking horns in the fifth Test starting on July 1, they will play the white-ball series starting with the 1st T20I on July 7. The second and third T20Is will be played on 9 and 10 July respectively. After that, there will be three ODIs played on 12, 14, and 17 July.
India’s squad for fifth Test: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant (wk), KS Bharat (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohd Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Prasidh Krishna.