Munich, Jan 18: Amidst all the drama and high-voltage action in Bengaluru on Wednesday late evening during the third and final T20 International, which India finally won after two Super Over tussles, miles away in Germany, India's star T20 performer and ICC top ranked batter of the format Surya Kumar Yadav underwent a surgery.
The consolation and good news for cricket lovers is Suryakumar's sports hernia operation was successful. If things go as per plan, Surya should be fit and fine before Twenty20 World Cup 2024.
As per reports, Surya has been in Germany along with his wife Devisha for the surgical intervention.
SKY said in a post on his social media accounts after the surgery, "Surgery done. I want to thank everyone for their concerns and well wishes for my health, and I am happy to tell you all that I will be back very soon."
The 33-year-old batter has been out of action since sustaining a left ankle injury while fielding during the third T20I against South Africa at Johannesburg last month, shortly after making a 56-ball century.
Later on, he was spotted walking with a moonboot, indicating that the injury was serious. Many reports have also suggested that Suryakumar underwent an operation on the injured ankle too. He even went through rehab at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru before travelling to Germany for the groin operation.
It remains to be seen if Suryakumar is fit in time for the commencement of IPL 2024, set to begin probably from the third week of March. In the IPL, Suryakumar has been an integral part of five-time champions Mumbai Indians. His presence will be crucial for the Indian team ahead of the 2024 Men’s T20 World Cup, happening from June 1-29 in the USA and the West Indies.
It is worth mentioning that another reputed Indian cricketer KL Rahul was also operated upon, co-incidentally in Germany in 2022 for a sports hernia.
(With IANS support)