Shreyas Iyer talks about his physical and mental health during rehab

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India’s middle-order batter, Shreyas Iyer has recently talked about his injury that kept him out of international cricket.

Meanwhile, Iyer has made a successful return to the Indian team after being selected in the Asia Cup squad.

This also marks Iyer’s much-awaited international comeback since March after he was sidelined during the Ahmedabad Test against Australia.

Additionally, he underwent back surgery in May this year and then started his rehabilitation process at the National Cricket Academy.

When it comes to the No.4 position, Iyer has almost solved India’s problem of that. He has 805 runs in 20 games and has a good average of 47.35 which is quite good for the batter.

Now, after gaining full recovery, he has shared the insider scoop on his injury and the pain that he suffered during the rehabilitation process. Moreover, he also talked about the dark side of his injury.

See, for me, it is important to be present and do my routines right.

Continues Iyer,

I don’t want to think about what is going to happen beyond and what has happened in the past. I’m happy being where I am. I’m ticking all the boxes day by day. In terms of preparation, I had a fantastic two days of practice with the boys and also it was competitive. So happy to be here right now and embracing each and every moment.

Iyer speaks up on the terrible pain and how difficult it becomes for an athlete

Furthermore, talking about his injury, Iyer stated that it was a severe nerve compression caused by a spinal slipped disc.

Which is why he underwent surgery for the same in the UK in May and then his rehabilitation started at the National Cricket Academy.

Now, he has expressed his heartfelt gratitude to his family, friends, and the support staff who were always there with him.

As a professional athlete, it is tough when the pain is not subsiding. Thankfully, I had a great set of friends around me and support staff and also my family.

Concluding, he says,

So they were the ones who calmed me down in this situation. I was panicking but patience is the key at this point of time especially. I’m truly happy to be where I am right now because I never imagined that I would recover so fast.

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