The Indian fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar is out of action again after being diagnosed with a sports hernia. He returned to international cricket after spending a lot of time on the sidelines but was again undone by another injury after the limited-overs series against West Indies.

The role of NCA has been under the scanner for not treating the pacer properly. He was given an all-clear to play against the Windies and it was Team India’s physio who diagnosed Bhuvneshwar’s latest problem.

The 29-year-old is expected to be out for an indefinite period and there is no surety of him playing in the T20 World Cup in Australia.

“World T20 is still good nine months away. I am not thinking about that. The first thing is getting fit and I don’t know when I will get fit,” Bhuvneshwar was quoted as saying by India Today.

On NCA not being able to detect his sports hernia, the Meerut-born bowler also added, “NCA must have tried their best but I don’t know what went wrong and why they couldn’t diagnose. Still, I am not the right person to comment on that as it might say something else and BCCI will come up with something else.”

“There is no surety of surgery, but generally, the standard procedure in case of a sports hernia is surgery. But we still need to make an appointment and I am not sure where it’s going to be. But we are trying to get it as soon as possible. Till I consult a doctor, can’t say when will be the comeback as it will depend on the diagnosis and treatment plan,” he added.

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