KKR Spinner Kuldeep Yadav

India and Kolkata Knight Riders left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav has undergone surgery after sustaining a knee injury.

KKR Spinner Kuldeep Yadav

The 26-year-old had already left the IPL 2021 bubble in the UAE and returned to India.

KKR Spinner Kuldeep Yadav

Kuldeep now faces a time on the sidelines with a recovery and rehabilitation program to follow.

KKR Spinner Kuldeep Yadav

It's a significant blow to his prospects of forging his way back after dropping off over the last couple of seasons.

KKR Spinner Kuldeep Yadav

A mainstay in India's white-ball teams until the 2019 World Cup, Kuldeep has endured a slump in returns,

KKR Spinner Kuldeep Yadav

his drop in performance coinciding with India's decision to shelve their two wristspinners theory.

KKR Spinner Kuldeep Yadav

The IPL hasn't exactly been a stage to push for a comeback, having been usurped in the playing XI by CV Varun.

KKR Spinner Kuldeep Yadav

Kuldeep took a solitary wicket from five appearances in IPL 2020 and wasn't picked for any game in the ongoing 2021 season.

KKR Spinner Kuldeep Yadav

Kuldeep played in India's recent white-ball tour of Sri Lanka, taking 2 for 48 in an ODI game and 2 for 20 in a T20I. He went wicketless in the other ODI and T20I.