Cricket at times is a brutal game and no matter how prolific you are, there are times when you have to just stand aside and let others battle it out because of primarily two reasons. One of them is when you are out of form and the second being injury. In case of the latter no matter how phenomenal you are, you will have to take the axe and let your body do the recovery talking.
Rajasthan Royals’ pacer, Prasidh Krishna who was doing a pretty fine job in the shorter format of the games will have to warm the benches for a while as he has been ruled out of the IPL 2023 with a stress fracture. The Indian fans have now been frequented with the term ‘stress fracture’ considering India’s finest pacer being out with the same in his back.
Rajasthan Royals issued a statement that said, “Rajasthan Royals would like to confirm that their 26-year-old pacer Prasidh Krishna will miss the 2023 season of the IPL owing to a stress fracture surgery, and the rehabilitation process that will follow.”
The statement further added, “Prasidh has suffered a lumbar stress fracture and has been advised surgery which will mean he needs more time to recover and get back to competitive cricket. We are doing everything possible to support and aid Prasidh’s recovery process.”
It continued, “The Royals family wants to extend its best wishes to the pace bowler for a speedy recovery and looks forward to seeing him steaming in soon! Rajasthan Royals would also like to state that our coaching staff has been actively identifying and developing a talented pool of pacers through our trials and preparatory camps, and is keen on seeing the progress being made by them.” It concluded by saying, “”The franchise should be able to review and make a decision on Prasidh’s replacement for IPL 2023 in due time.” It will be interesting to see without Prasidh who was quite a sensation in the 2022 IPL, how does RR lines up for the imminent edition of the IPL.