T. Natarajan of the SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) has been ruled out of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 after aggravating his knee injury. On Friday, the 30-year-old left-arm seamer announced that he will have knee surgery. Natarajan had fractured his knee earlier this year during India’s tour of Australia. In a brief video posted on SRH’s official Twitter account, he announced his departure from the lucrative league before adding that he wanted Hyderabad to “go out and win every game this season.”
“I’m disappointed that I won’t be able to attend the remaining tournaments. My hopes were strong because I performed well last season and was selected to play for India. Unfortunately, I will be out of the season due to knee surgery “Natarajan remarked.
In response, the team wished him a “fast recovery.” SRH captioned the tweet, “@Natarajan 91 has been ruled out of the tournament due to injury, and we, along with the whole team, wish him a speedy recovery.”
🗣️ "I'm sad to miss the remaining games this season."@Natarajan_91 has been ruled out of the tournament due to injury and we along with the entire squad wish him a speedy recovery 🧡#OrangeOrNothing #OrangeArmy #IPL2021 pic.twitter.com/b4mzS3Rfrp— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 23, 2021
Natarajan also thanked the players and staff of the SRH for their support. “Thank you to the whole SRH family, including the support staff and players. They became a huge source of encouragement and motivation for me. This season, I’m going to miss the SRH family. I’m at a loss for words right now “he said
Natarajan has also missed the last two games for SRH. In IPL 2021, he only appeared in two games and took two wickets. The 30-year-old was also ruled out of the first four Twenty20 Internationals against England. After receiving clearance from the National Cricket Academy, he joined the Indian squad for the final T20I. (NCA).
In their first four games of the season, SRH has only won one match. The team led by David Warner will face Delhi next.
In their first four games of the season, SRH has only won one match. On Sunday, the David Warner-led team will face the Delhi Capitals at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.