Lucknow Super Giantsrecently endured a heart-wrenching defeat by a mere 18 runs against the formidable Royal Challengers Bangalore. The match was unfortunately tainted with a tinge of controversy as the heated confrontation between the indomitable Virat Kohli, the tenacious Gautam Ga mbhir, and the resolute Naveen- ul-Haq nearly escalated into fisticuffs.
Jaydev Unadkat injured
Adding to their woes, the LSG’s talismanic captain, KL Rahul, suffered a debilitating injury during the course of the match, rendering him unfit for the upcoming battle against the formidable Chennai Super Kings. As per the latest developments, the Lucknow-based franchise has also lost the valuable services of the seasoned campaigner Jaydev Unadkat for the remainder of the IPL 2023 season.
The untimely fall of Jaydev Unadkat while gearing up for his first delivery in the nets has left the cricketing world in shock and dismay. The veteran bowler’s left foot was entangled in the rope, and the resulting fall landed on his bowling elbow, leaving him wri the thing in pain on the ground. Despite the medical attention, the severity of the injury became apparent when he was seen with his arm in a sling and an ice pack on his shoulder shortly after.
When will he be back?
As a result, Unadkat was immediately sent to Mumbai for a detailed scan, and the BCCI is closely monitoring his condition. He has sought the advice of a specialist appointed by the Indian board, and subsequently, the management of the Lucknow Super Giants has decided to withdraw his name for the remainder of the IPL 2023 season. The seasoned campaigner is expected to move to the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru to undergo rehabilitation and prepare for his next assignment – the highly-anticipated World Test Championship finale.
While the news of Unadkat’s injury is certainly a setback for the Lucknow Super Giants, the cricketing fraternity is relieved to know that he will be fully fit in time for India’s monumental clash with Australia in the WTC finale. The match, scheduled to commence on June 7th at the iconic Oval, promises to be a thrilling encounter, and Unadkat’s presence will undoubtedly boost India’s chances of clinching the coveted title.