In a major blow to Kolkata Knight Riders’ campaign in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023, their captain Shreyas Iyer has been ruled out of the tournament and the upcoming World Test Championship (WTC) finals against Australia. The talented batsman is set to fly to London for a back surgery after sustaining an injury during the fourth Test match against Australia in March 2023.
Iyer’s absence from the KKR squad will be a huge setback for the franchise, as the 27-year-old had been in fine form before getting injured.
However, Iyer’s health and well-being are of paramount importance, and it is understandable that he has decided to undergo surgery to fix his back problem. The procedure will likely require a considerable amount of time for rehabilitation and recovery, and it is uncertain when he will be able to return to competitive cricket. The absence of Iyer will also be felt by the Indian team, as they prepare for the WTC finals against Australia.