By: Tarish Bhatt
Indian Cricket Team might have to play without opener KL Rahul in the upcoming Champions Trophy 2017. Rahul has admitted that his chances of participating in the Champions Trophy are “very, very slim”.
Rahul underwent a surgery in the United Kingdom, after injuring his shoulder against Australia. With the Champions Trophy scheduled for June 1, it is still some time for Rahul to regain his match fitness.
“I will just have to wait and see but the chances are very, very slim,” Rahul said. “They said it will take anywhere close to 2 to 3 months. But again, it depends, each body is different, you don’t know how the body recovers.”
“It is totally up to me and how I well I take care of myself in the rehab phase. For now, it is just 2-3 weeks of relaxing and not doing anything and after that maybe I will start physiotherapy and my rehab phase will start from there.”
Rahul had a tremendous season with the Indian team, and established himself as a go-to opener across all formats. He was India’s highest run-getter against Australia, with back-to-back consistent performances.
He, however, opted to miss this year’s Indian Premier League for Royal Challengers Bangalore because of the injury.