‘As fast bowlers, you sign up for injuries, it is part of our game’: Prasidh Krishna | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Pacer Prasidh Krishna is set to make his return to the field for the Indian team after recovering from a spinal injury he sustained in August last year. Krishna acknowledges that injuries are an inherent aspect of a fast bowler’s journey.

Krishna, who was initially in contention for a spot in India’s squad for the ICC World Cup, faced a setback in his position due to successive injuries.
Having endured a sequence of injuries, the 27-year-old’s international career has been marred since August 2022. Following a lumbar spine injury during India’s ODI tour of Zimbabwe last August, Krishna has been absent from competitive cricket.

The nature of fast bowlers’ roles makes them more susceptible to injuries compared to other players. England’s Mark Wood serves as another example, having encountered periods of limited on-field participation due to fitness issues and recurring injuries.
Krishna feels that when a player decides to become a fast bowler, injuries automatically become a part of their journey.
“I’m not someone who gets excited or nervous about anything. I take it in a balanced way. As fast bowlers, you sign up for injuries, you sign up for hard-working days, you sign up for long days… all that is a part of our game. I mean, it’s not easy when everybody is playing a lot of cricket. There’s so much happening and you’re sitting at home not really being available for selection, but I was optimistic,” Krishna told ESPNcricinfo.

Krishna further went on to explain his mindset during the recovery phase and how it changed over the period of time.
“I was a little restless, of course, in the initial phase before the surgery, as to why it was taking so long, especially since I’d started bowling. There were days when I felt great and like ‘Oh, I’m ready to play’, but then after two more sessions I’d realise I need a lot more of these and at the same intensity for the body to condition itself. If I have to look to play at the highest level, the intensity is going to be high. Once the surgery was done, I was prepared that it’s going to take time. I changed the way I looked at things. I took it one day at a time. I was enjoying my training, I had a good time with my family. Great things happened. I was very optimistic and positive,” Krishna added.
Krishna was selected for India A’s white-ball series against New Zealand A in September, 2022. But he suffered an injury after being named for the series. On further examination of the injury, it surfaced that the bowler had a stress fracture.
Due to stress fracture he ended up missing the Indian Premier League 2023 campaign with Rajasthan Royals, which further dented his hopes of securing a seat in the upcoming ODI World Cup 2023.
India is yet to name their squad for the upcoming World Cup which is slated to begin from October 5 in the country.
(With ANI Inputs)

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