'Yeh jo loha utha raha hai, faeda toh...' - Former India cricketer shares his thoughts on Shreyas Iyer's back injury, reveals reason behind it

The former Indian Cricketer was shocked that batters nowadays have developed back issues becasue of gym training.

Rohit Kumar
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Shreyas Iyer (Source - Twitter)

Shreyas Iyer (Source - Twitter)

India’s young middle-order batter Shreyas Iyer will once again miss out on the cricket action for a few months due to his back injury. In the fourth Test of the Border Gavaskar Trophy against Australia, he once again triggered his back pain, due to which he had to go to the hospital for scans during the Test match. Iyer will have to undergo surgery to recover from his injury which will rule him out for around 6 to 7 months.

Meanwhile, former Indian cricketer Ajay Jadeja had an unusual take on Iyer’s injury as he said that he is shocked to hear such news of batters getting a back injury. He also shared what could be the reason behind the injury. He said that players doing excess training in the gym can be a cause for this.

“For three months? This is also something new I am hearing. Injuries happen all the time but back surgery for a batter is something I have never heard of before. Even batsmen are having back surgeries? Yeh toh khel se irth girth ko cheezein juri huyi hai uspe thoda dhyan dena parega. Yeh jo loha utha raha hai, faeda toh ho raha hai uska (This is all because of the things happening in and around the game. Weightlifting has its advantages), but we get to see the other side as well. Hope he gets well.” Jadeja was quoted as saying.

Iyer is yet to take a call on having a surgery

However, a report from cricbuzz says that Iyer hasn’t taken a call on having surgery. If he undergoes the surgery, he will be out for at least 6 to 7 months due to which he will not be able to be a part of the 2023 World Cup. This might be the reason, he does not want to take any risk at all.

The 28-year-old has played 49 T20s, 42 ODIs and 10 Tests for India has scored 1043 runs at an average of 30.7 and a strike rate of 136, in which he hit 7 half-centuries with the bat in the shortest format. Iyer has scored 1631 runs in ODIs at an average of 46.6 with the help of 2 centuries and 14 half-centuries. Apart from this, he has scored 666 runs in Tests at an average of 41.6 which included 1 century and 5 half-centuries.

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