Indian cricketer Shreyas Iyer, recovering from back spasms, showcased his fitness and skills in a rigorous training session ahead of a crucial match against Bangladesh in the Asia Cup.
It was a morning filled with anticipation and cameras ready to capture every moment as the Indian cricket team hit the nets for an optional training session in Colombo. The session took place on the eve of their last league game against Bangladesh in the men’s Asia Cup. All eyes were on one man, Shreyas Iyer, who was making his return to practice after a recent injury setback.
Iyer, who had been sidelined due to back spasms just before India’s Super Four match against Pakistan, had been out of action since March when he underwent surgery for a back condition. His absence extended to the entire IPL 2023 season, and he had only recently returned to the fold for the Asia Cup.
The training session saw Iyer put through his paces with a rigorous fitness routine that included stretching and jogging. He showed no signs of discomfort while facing underarm and fast-bowling throwdowns. Iyer’s batting prowess was on full display as he confidently played various shots, including crisp straight drives that had those feeding him the balls ducking for cover.
The coaching staff, led by Vikram Rathour, closely monitored Iyer’s progress, and the session was capped off with encouraging words and applause from the coaching team.
While it remains uncertain whether Iyer will feature in the upcoming game against Bangladesh or in the final on Sunday, his successful training session was undoubtedly a positive sign for the team management. His readiness to return to action after a recent scare is a welcome boost for India.
Apart from Iyer, other players like Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, and Suryakumar Yadav also put in some practice at the nets. However, Iyer remained the clear focal point of the day, leaving fans and pundits eagerly awaiting news of his potential inclusion in the playing XI as India seeks to secure their spot in the Asia Cup final.