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KL Rahul ruled out of IPL and Test Championship due to thigh injury

Lucknow Super Giants will now be led by Krunal Pandya.

KL Rahul
KL Rahul (Image Credit: Twitter/IPL)

Lucknow Super Giants skipper and former India vice-captain KL Rahul has been ruled out of the ongoing IPL 2023. He is also officially ruled out of the Test Championship next month. Rahul fell while chasing the ball in the game against Royal Challengers Bangalore. The right-hander was taken off with the help of the medical staff as he couldn’t stand up.

Apart from this, the Bangalore player came out to bat at number 11 but couldn’t take a run. After the game up until a few hours ago, neither LSG or Indian Cricket Board issued any statement regarding the details of his injury. However, a few hours back, Rahul took to Instagram to post an update on his injury. In his absence, Krunal Pandya will lead the side.

Absolutely gutted that I won’t be at the Oval next month: KL Rahul

“Update – After careful consideration and consultation with the medical team, it’s been concluded that I’ll be undergoing a surgery on my thigh shortly. My focus will be on my rehabilitation and recovery in the coming weeks. It’s a tough call to make, but I know it’s the right one to ensure a full recovery.

“As the team captain, it pains me deeply not to be able to be there during this crucial period. But, I’m confident that the boys will rise to the occasion and give their best performance as always. I’ll be cheering for them from the sidelines with all of you, watching every game. @lucknowsupergiants

“Absolutely gutted that I won’t be at the Oval next month with Team India. I’ll do everything I can to get back in blue and help my country. That has always been my focus and priority. @indiancricketteam

“I want to express gratitude to each one of you – my fans, that gave me the strength to get back up, the LSG management and the

“Indian Board for their promptness, and my teammates for their unwavering support during this difficult time.

“Your encouragement and messages mean a lot to me and motivate me to come back stronger and fitter than ever before.

“Meanwhile, I promise to keep you all updated on my progress, and hope to be back on the field sooner than soon. The last few days have been really hard, but I’m determined to come out on top.

“Injuries are never easy, but I’ll give it my all as always. Thank you for all the support and good wishes,” KL Rahul posted a long message for the fans on Instagram.

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