India tour of England: Injured Washington Sundar returns to India, pens down an emotional post – Check

India tour of England: Injured Washington Sundar returns to India, pens down an emotional post - Check
India tour of England: Injured Washington Sundar returns to India, pens down an emotional post - Check

India tour of England: Inured Washington Sundar returns to India, pens down an emotional post – Check –  India all-rounder Washington Sundar, who got injured during Team India’s practise match against Select County XI, returned to India on Friday. Sundar wrote an emotional post on his Twitter account. The off-spinner played for County XI in the practice match and injured his finger during the game. (ENG vs IND)

Sundar posted a photo of himself on the flight back to India with the caption, “Hard to be missing out and going back. A big thank you for all your good wishes for my recovery!”

Injured Washington Sundar

India tour of England: Sundar was ruled out of the five-match Test series against England, beginning August 4 after the injury. The New Indian Express reported that Sundar felt pain in his finger during the WTC Final and was advised to rest. However, despite the 20-days break, it didn’t heal and during the training sessions, he complained of pain again. It will take him around six weeks to heal. 

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“Yes, Washy has a fractured finger just like Avesh who had a thumb dislocation. Both are out of the Test series and will go home. He will also take at least five weeks to start bowling and so no point keeping them here,” a BCCI official told PTI.

ENG vs IND

Avesh Khan is the other member of the squad who has had thumb dislocation, ruling him out of the entire series. It comes as a major blow for Virat Kohli’s Team India as the all-rounder has done well in Australia and during India’s home series against England.

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India tour of England: Sundar and Avesh Khan played for Select County XI against India in the practice match. Avesh Khan returned without any success in his 9.25 overs while Washington Sundar scored 1 run off 7 balls and didn’t bowl in the innings. But despite the injured finger, Sundar took the catch of Mayank Agarwal to dismiss him on Thursday.

As per TOI, England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) informed the BCCI about their inability to field 11 players for the warm-up match owing to the ongoing The Hundred, County Championship and T20 Blast. Hence, the BCCI agreed to loan Avesh Khan and Washington Sundar to the Select County XI team.

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