KKR fast bowler Lockie Ferguson knows how to prevent injuries or cope with them

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) fast bowler said that he knows how to prevent injuries or cope with them better.


Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) fast bowler Lockie Ferguson revealed one of the most challenging phases in his career. Lockie Ferguson had to miss out on the 2010 U-19 World Cup, when he was bedridden with a stress fracture. However, the experience helped him learn how to deal with injuries better.

While Lockie Ferguson confessed that while some bowlers do not get injured often, others like him are riddled with injuries. Lockie spoke about the time when his career seemed to be on line and how he fought back despite being completely unaware of the rehabilitation process.

“It was awful for me to keep working on things to make myself fit for the next year. I mostly counted on the physio and doctor’s advice. I didn’t know what a rehab look like. But yeah, now I have seven years of experience. So, I know how to prevent injuries or cope with them better,” Lockie Ferguson was quoted as saying by kkr.in.

However, it seems the 29-year-old hasn’t mastered the art yet because of the injuries that have continued to strike him during crucial moments of his career. Just how Lockie, pulled his hamstring and had to walk off after bowling only 11 overs on his Test debut in Perth last December.

‘The more I tried, the better I got’: Lockie Ferguson

Speaking about the challenges, Lockie Ferguson said that he had learnt the shades on the go. This is because he didn’t have much white-ball experience when he made his ODI debut in 2006.

“I was reasonably raw and was just trying to bowl fast. But as we know, the faster we bowl, at times the quicker it goes to the boundary. But thankfully, the more I tried, the better I got. T20 cricket is so fast-paced that you need to adjust your game and mindset. Now, I feel I’m more ready and excited to take on those tough situations,” Lockie Ferguson added.

Lockie Ferguson has picked 69 wickets in 37 ODIs at an impressive average and strike rate of 25.78 and 28.35 respectively. He was the second-highest wicket-taker at the World Cup last year. He scalped 21 wickets in just nine matches, helping the Kiwis reach the final.