Being injured KL Rahul ruled out of IPL 2023 and World Test Championship final

Being injured KL Rahul ruled out of IPL 2023 and World Test Championship final. Due to a thigh injury, he suffered earlier this week, KL Rahul, the captain of the Lucknow Super Giants, will miss both the IPL and India’s World Test Championship final against Australia in June. He announced on Instagram that he would require surgery and expressed his extreme disappointment at being unable to play at the Oval next month.

While pursuing a ball in the second over of their Monday encounter against Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rahul tore a tendon in his right leg. At that time, he needed assistance leaving the pitch, and he didn’t come back until a chase involving 127 turned tense. The 31-year-old stepped up to the plate at No. 11 in an effort to take the game. The No. 9 Amit Mishra had to face every ball of the last over since he was unable to go between the wickets.

After the game became involved in the Virat Kohli vs. Gautam Gambhir dispute, which Rahul attempted to defuse by separating the two players, LSG ultimately lost by 18 runs.

With five victories from ten games, Super Giants are in second position in the IPL points standings. Krunal Pandya, who assumes the leadership on a temporary basis, will now lead their effort to make it to the playoffs for the second consecutive season. Although it was rained off, he has previously captained the squad in one game against Chennai Super Kings.

Rahul’s attempts to score 500+ runs for a sixth straight IPL are unsuccessful due to this ailment. He is the only Indian to have advanced to position five, and this time, he missed the mark by 226 runs.

Rahul’s career is currently at a turning point. After the first two Border-Gavaskar Trophy matches in February 2023, India stripped him of his vice-captaincy and removed him from their Test XI. And it has been over a year since he last played a T20I for them. He only demands a position in the squad during 50-over cricket, during which he also serves as the team’s wicketkeeper. When the BCCI distributed central contracts two months ago, he was demoted from Grade A to B as a result of everything mentioned above.

Rahul has suffered two significant injuries in the past two years, the first being a sports hernia in 2022, for which he required surgery.

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