While the national team is all set to leave for the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifiers, one man will be desperately missing whatever that goes with Nepal in the United Arab Emirates and most probably “a history” if it is made.
More than a month ago, batting all-rounder Prithu Baskota was left devastated after he was ruled out of the Qualifiers due to a tear in his Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). The initial news of a six-month layoff had shocked Prithu but he heaved a sigh of relief after it was discovered the tear was not that serious and he could recover in a matter of one month time.
Prithu returned with the national team after it completed its 10-day New Delhi tour and has been currently undergoing sports oriented training at the TU Stadium.
Dr Shreel Bhagat — a sports injury specialist who monitored Prithu’s rehabilitation in New Delhi. “We are giving him speed and agility training which are completely sports oriented. We need to make sure that we make use of each moment during the time.
If he copes well with that sports oriented training, certainly it will be very useful for him to assure a fit future,” Bhagat told cricketingnepal.com.
Prithu was itching to get himself recover at the earliest and not miss the 50-over Qualifiers like he has done with Twenty20.
“Its really sad to miss everything at the moments special at a time when history is calling the team right in front. But I can only do the things which I have control over,” said Prithu.
“For the moment, I only have control over my treatment. I need to remain focused on recovering as soon as possible,” added Prithu, hoping the team will qualify for the 2014 ICC World Twenty20.
Prithu last injured his ankle and missed the 2011 ACC U-19 Elite final in Thailand against Afghanistan and the then-U19 Prithu said this one is more heartbreaking.
“Though we can’t make any comparison because both tournaments have their own importance but we are approaching history and this will heart me more,” the former U-19 skipper said.