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Ravindra Jadeja laments missing last year’s T20 World Cup: “Arey yaar, I wish I was there.”

Ravindra Jadeja laments missing last year's T20 World Cup: "Arey yaar, I wish I was there."

Ravindra Jadeja expressed his feelings on being a spectator during India’s T20 World Cup campaign.

Following an unfortunate knee injury sustained during last year’s Asia Cup, star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja’s outstanding comeback to cricket gave Team India a huge boost. His regaining of fitness in time for the important Border-Gavaskar Trophy could end up being the deciding factor when playing against the formidable Australians. The erratic cricketer talked openly about his hardships while not playing for his country, particularly during the T20 World Cup in 2022.

During the Asia Cup campaign of the previous year, Ravindra Jadeja had a knee injury that rendered him inactive for the remainder of the year. The Saurashtra man recalled the challenges of being a spectator, particularly as he watched his team compete in the T20 World Cup on television.

He believed that the disappointment of missing the big event drove him to get back in shape more quickly. The southpaw also commended the NCA staff and trainers for their persistent efforts, including on Sundays, to hasten his speedy recovery.

You have to frequently engage in rehabilitation, training, and other activities, and you start to question if you will ever be completely fit. I wished I was at the World Cup as I was watching it on television, Arey yaar. You have these kinds of thoughts, and they inspire you to go through recovery and training so you may soon regain full fitness.

My knee received a lot of attention from the NCA’s physios and trainers. Even though they had Sundays off at the NCA, they would make an extra trip for me because they gave me so much time. They’ve put a lot of effort into me. I used to spend about two or three weeks in Bangalore before returning home to reset my mind, Jadeja said to

The first day was incredibly difficult, as everyone is familiar with Chennai’s heat: Jadeja

Jadeja emphasised the value of his family and friends’ support during his recuperation from knee surgery when he was unable to walk normally. He announced his match fitness in January by scoring seven against Tamil Nadu during a Ranji Trophy match for Saurashtra, and he had a fantastic comeback.

“I had to spend as much time as I could in Bangalore to aid in my quick recuperation. However, the first two months after the injury were really difficult for me because I couldn’t walk or travel. Thus, at that crucial moment, my friends and family were by my side at all times.

I felt a little weird the first time I stepped outside because I hadn’t been outside for five months due to constant indoor training and gym use. I questioned whether I would be able to support my body for 90 hours of play. However, the first day was quite difficult, and everyone is aware of Chennai’s heat, according to Jadeja.


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