Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman Rajat Patidar, who was previously declared out of the ongoing Indian Premier League due to an Achilles heel injury, underwent successful surgery on Wednesday, May 3, and announced the news via his Instagram account.
Due to a heel injury, Patidar will not be available to play for Royal Challengers Bangalore during the 2023 season, the franchise announced on April 5. Patidar had been undergoing rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore and it was hoped that he would be able to join the franchise in the second half of the season, but after a series of check-ups and a medical prognosis, it was determined that it was not to be.
Patidar posted a picture of himself in a hospital bed on his official Instagram account with the following caption: “Just wanted to give a brief update to all my supporters. I recently underwent surgery for an injury that has been bothering me for some time, and I’m pleased to report that it went well and I’m on the mend! I cannot wait to return to the field and resume doing what I enjoy. Your prayers and well-wishes have meant the world to me. “Return soon!”
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RCB experiencing satisfactory season
Under the direction of Faf du Plessis, the RCB have performed admirably so far this season. Currently, they are fifth in the IPL standings with five victories. They have a Net Run Rate (NRR) of -0.030, which is something they would like to rectify in the future.
In the current season, Faf du Plessis has led by example, scoring 466 runs in nine matches and accumulating five half-centuries. He is among the leading candidates for the IPL 2023 Orange Cap this season.