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‘My Heart Is Racing’: KL Rahul Recalls IPL Injuries Before ENG clash

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The seasoned Indian middle-order batter KL Rahul experienced mixed emotions when returning to the Ekana Stadium in Lucknow. For his country’s next league encounter of the ICC World Cup 2023. He described his “heart is racing” at the stadium.

In addition to receiving incredible acclaim and support from the fervent audiences that attend to watch his Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) team play in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Rahul also sustained a potentially fatal quadriceps injury in the same location earlier this year.

The Lucknow captain tore his hamstring while trying to make a save at the edge of the boundary ropes. During the return match against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on May 1st, 2023. He hobbled off the field in excruciating pain and didn’t play again. Until six months later at the Asia Cup in Sri Lanka.

Rahul Recalls Painstaking Phase Upon Lucknow Return

However, the stress he had to bear still affects the dedicated Indian cricket player, who at first felt uneasy returning to the same field that dealt him a severe blow and cast him among the wolves until he returned as the leader of the pack.

In an exclusive interview with BCCI.tv, Rahul stated that as soon as he took the field for the practice session on the eve of the England match, the painful memories of being sidelined for an extended period of time and needing surgery returned.

I entered the ground today, I had to do some running. I told Rajini sir who is my trainer that my heart is racing because the last time I was here I had not such a great experience. It was a bittersweet (return in that sense). Also the ones (moments) that happen at the very end tend to stay with us for a lot longer and have a bigger impact on us. And that injury obviously had a huge impact on me and my career. It wasn’t such a happy moment for me and my family,.Rahul added.

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