Ashish Nehra injured his hamstring in the match against Kings XI Punjab © AFP
Ashish Nehra injured his hamstring in the match against Kings XI Punjab © AFP

Sunrisers Hyderabad left-arm fast bowler Ashish Nehra, who was ruled out of the Indian Premier League (IPL) due to a hamstring injury had a successful knee surgery in London. Nehra who had sustained a high-grade tendon injury was was recommended to consult an orthopaedic specialist in London after BCCI’s medical team assessed and investigated his injury. A tweet from Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) mentor VVS Laxman informed his fans about Nehra’s successful surgery. Nehra had injured himself while bowling in an IPL match against Kings XI Punjab and was ruled out after tests. It is known that the Grade-1 hamstring injury takes at least 3 weeks to heal and hamstring tendon injury may take anywhere between 3 to 6 months to heal, which also includes rehabilitation. ALSO READ:  Ashish Nehra ruled out of IPL 9 due to hamstring injury

 

Former India bastman turned commentator Virender Sehwag also wished a speedy recovery for ‘Nehra Ji’ in his own style.

 

Nehra has played 8 out of the 12 IPL matches for the Sunrisers this season taking 9 wickets at a decent economy rate of 7.65. His best bowling figures were three for 15.

Nehra has played 17 Tests, 120 ODIs and 23 T20 internationals taking 44, 157 and 31 wickets respectively in these formats. In the recently-concluded World T20, he was named in the ‘Team of Tournament’ as he bowled at an astounding economy rate of less than six runs per over on decks not conducive for pace bowling.

Meanwhile, Nehra’s IPL team SRH will go head-to-head against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Eliminator of IPL 2016. The winner of the clash will go on to face Gujarat Lions in the second Qualifier. Nehra’s absence means Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mustafizur Rahman and Barinder Sran will have to be at their best.