Ravindra Jadeja has given an update that he has undergone a successful surgery on his injured left thumb on Tuesday in Sydney. He was hit on the left thumb following a menacing bouncer from Mitchell Starc on the 3rd day of the SCG Test. He sounded positive saying he will back with a bang.
Taking to Twitter, World No.2 Test all-rounder wrote “Out of action for a while surgery completed. But will soon return with a bang!”
Despite his injury, he was ready to bat in India’s 2nd innings as he was seen padded up throughout the last session of play. Subsequently, he wasn’t needed by the team for batting as the match ended in a draw thanks to strong resistance from Hanuma Vihari and Ravichandran Ashwin.
— Ravindrasinh jadeja (@imjadeja) January 12, 2021
On Monday, after the conclusion of the 3rd Test match, BCCI in a release said that all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been ruled out of the final Test at Brisbane following dislocation to his left thumb and that he will consult a specialist in Sydney before leaving for India for rehabilitation at NCA in Bangalore.
“Ravindra Jadeja suffered a blow to his left thumb while batting on Day 3 of the third Border-Gavaskar Test that concluded on Monday. He later went for scans and the results have shown that he has dislocated his thumb,” BCCI said in an official release.
“The all-rounder will now consult a hand specialist in Sydney before he returns to India. He will then head to the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru for further management of his injury,” the release said.
“Jadeja will not be available for the fourth and final Test against Australia to be held in Brisbane from January 15-19 at the Gabba.” it added.
India will miss the all-rounder as he has been in tremendous form both with the bat and ball. He has taken 7 wickets and scored a half-century in the 2 Tests that he has played I’m this series. His efforts made the new No.2 all-rounder in Tests behind Ben Stokes.
Ravindra Jadeja is likely to miss a part of the home Test series against England starting from February 5 in Chennai as reports suggest he might need 4-6 weeks to recover.
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