For the unversed, Ravindra Jadeja has been ruled out of the Asia Cup 2022 with a knee injury. Axar Patel has replaced him in the squad for the remainder of the tournament. Jadeja fared well both with the bat and ball in the ongoing Asia Cup 2022. He was involved in the match-winning partnership with Hardik Pandya and scored a crucial 35-run-knock against Pakistan.
In the next game against Hong Kong, Ravindra Jadeja returned with figures of 1 for 15. Amidst that, it has been learned that Jadeja is likely to be ruled out of the T20 World Cup 2022. Several reports suggest that Jadeja is due to undergo a surgery which would keep him away from the game for an indefinite period of time. However, head coach, Rahul Dravid has now come forward and opened up on the severity of Jadeja’s knee injury.
Speaking in a press conference ahead of the 20-20 World Cup 2022, India’s head coach said that he doesn’t want to come to any conclusion as there is still a significant period of time before the start of the World Cup.
“Jadeja, he has injured his knee. Obviously he is ruled out for the Asia Cup. He’s under the care of the medical team, he has gone to see the doctors, he has gone to see the experts,” Dravid said.
“The World Cup is a fair way away, so we don’t want to jump to any conclusions and rule him out or rule him in. We’ll see how it goes,” he went on to say.
“It’s part of sports. People get injured. It’s part of our job to try and manage them, manage how it goes,” he added.
“A lot will depend on the rehab and the severity of the injury. We’ll see how it goes,” Dravid said.
Speaking of the ongoing Asia Cup, India are slated to play their first game of the Super Four stage against Pakistan on Sunday.