Ravindra Jadeja out of T20 World Cup because of ‘freak injury’ that could’ve been avoided; BCCI fumes

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Ravindra Jadeja out of T20 World Cup because of 'freak injury' that could've been avoided; BCCI fumes
Ravindra Jadeja out of T20 World Cup because of 'freak injury' that could've been avoided; BCCI fumes

Ravindra Jadeja out of T20 World Cup because of ‘freak injury’ that could’ve been avoided; BCCI fumes

Due to a “freak” injury sustained during an adventure activity, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja will miss the T20 World Cup in Australia this year. The injury has been so aggravating and embarrassing for Team India thus far that it nearly calls for an investigation.

Jadeja asked to undergo some water-based training activity in the ‘backwater’ facility of the premises, while the Indian squad was based there while competing in the Asia Cup T20 tournament.

“He had to balance himself on some kind of a ski-board as part of an adventure activity – not part of the training manual at all. It was absolutely unnecessary. He slipped and twisted his knee badly, which led to a surgery,” sources in the know of developments told TOI.

Jadeja took a flight to Mumbai, where he underwent surgery under the supervision of top orthopaedic surgeon and BCCI consultant Dr. Dinshaw Pardiwala.

Ravindra Jadeja out of T20 World Cup because of 'freak injury' that could've been avoided; BCCI fumes
Ravindra Jadeja out of T20 World Cup because of ‘freak injury’ that could’ve been avoided; BCCI fumes

Was the ski-boarding action necessary? is the current query. Was it necessary for one of Team India’s MVPs to participate in an adventurous activity before to a tournament as significant as the World Cup?

According to TOI, some BCCI officials already upset over how the injury occurred. Although no official inquiries have made as of yet, individuals in the know claim that a comprehensive explanation will eventually required because the injury is so severe and so freakish.

“What’s surprising here is, Head Coach Rahul Dravid hasn’t ‘lost his cool’ given how the injury occurred. Ideally, one would have expected Dravid to question this entire process. All said, the bottomline is – India will travel to Australia without Jadeja,” sources add.

Team India, which already eliminated from the Asia Cup. They have a harder time finding a suitable replacement in Jadeja’s absence. In the Asia Cup opener against Pakistan, the all-rounder bowled two overs. And was the most economical of the group while also making an experimental 35 runs off 29 balls. While batting at number four, ahead of Suryakumar Yadav and Hardik Pandya.

Jadeja was once among the bowlers with the best economy rate, conceding only 15 runs in four overs for one wicket. However he did not bat against Hong Kong in the following game.

After this game, Jadeja experienced a freak injury and was unable to play in India’s subsequent five-wicket loss to Pakistan.