Shreyas Iyer Thanks NCA Staff Following Return From Injury To Asia Cup Squad
Shreyas Iyer posted a touching message on Instagram, thanking the physiotherapists team at the National Cricket Academy for helping him get back from the back injury that stopped him for nearly five months. Shreyas Iyer's World Cup participation was in jeopardy after he sustained a back injury during March's Border-Gavaskar Trophy match against Australia.
Iyer shared a photo of himself with NCA physiotherapist Nitin Patel and NCA trainer Rajinikant, expressing gratitude for their assistance during his rehabilitation period.
"It's been a long journey, but I'm extremely grateful to the individuals who helped me get to where I am today. Thank you to Nitin bhai, Rajini sir, and everyone else at The NCA for their tireless assistance. "Much love and appreciation," Iyer wrote in his blog post.
Iyer, one of India's middle-order stalwarts in ODIs, has been named to India's 17-man Asia Cup squad, signifying his long-awaited return to the national team after a period of injury and rehabilitation.
Iyer had been suffering from a back injury for some time, which prompted him to undertake surgery and a three-month recovery period. His path to regaining full fitness was not devoid of obstacles.
In August, Iyer participated in simulation matches at the NCA in Bengaluru in an effort to regain match fitness. These matches were essential in determining whether he was prepared to return to competitive cricket.
Ajit Agarkar, the chief selector, announced that Iyer had totally recovered from his injury and was fit to play. Fans and teammates equally, who had eagerly anticipated Iyer's return, were relieved to hear this news.
Agarkar reported on Monday that KLK Rahul, who undertook his recovery process alongside Iyer at the NCA, picked up a new injury after recovering from his thigh injury. Nonetheless, the ace wicketkeeper-batsman was included in India's 17-man squad, with Sanju Samson travelling to Sri Lanka as his backup.