“It’s part and parcel of the game” – Axar Patel on missing out on the 2023 World Cup due to injury
By SMCS - Dec 2, 2023 12:38 pm
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Team India all-rounder Axar Patel has stated that he was disappointed and upset after being forced to miss the 2023 ODI World Cup due to injury as well. He also added that the first few days after the injury were tough, but shared that he gradually overcame the disappointment and started focusing on his recovery process as well.

Shardul Thakur
Shardul Thakur and Axar Patel

“Obviously, you are bound to be [disappointed]. The World Cup was in India, but that injury happened. For the first few days, I was thinking about it, not being able to play due to injury. But, the team was doing well, so after 5-10 days, I was back to training and was doing my rehab. But yes, when you are out due to injury and those 5-10 days you are not able to do anything, you do feel a bit bad. After that, I returned to routine life,” he said. “I was upset, but it happened due to an injury; it’s not in anyone’s hands. It’s part and parcel of the game,”

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However, Team India had a great run in the 2023 World Cup, winning 10 matches on the trot. However, they lost to Australia in the final by six wickets.

Axar Patel
Axar Patel and Rohit Sharma

“Our schedule does not have a lot of T20 matches. There are around 9-10 games. You have to start planning and preparing for the T20 World Cup from now. The World Cup is in June, in between there is the IPL as well. The planning is going on; everyone is aware of their roles,” Axar asserted.“When Rahul [Dravid] sir and the others come back, more detailed discussions will be held, but we knew what to do in this series. There was no confusion,” Axar Patel concluded.