Ankit Rajpoot has recently had mixed fortunes in his career. The tall right-arm fast bowler, who had a fantastic domestic season and was brilliant for Kings XI Punjab in this year's Indian Premier League for which he got rewarded with an India 'A' call-up for the upcoming tour of England, has now been diagnosed with typhoid.
Rajpoot was recently invited to bowl at the nets of the ongoing Test against Afghanistan by the Indian Team management but the youngster had to deny for he wants to be fully well ahead of the all-important India 'A' tour.
He recently talked about this to Sportstar and said, “I had typhoid and I couldn’t risk it. When the Indian team asked me to go to Bengaluru to bowl at the nets, I had to consider my health first. I couldn’t even report to the fitness tests. Now I have recovered but I haven’t started bowling yet. I wanted to take time. Typhoid has tendencies to relapse if you don’t take enough rest,”
“I was casual during the IPL. I thought I was having fever due to tiredness as the tournament involves a lot of travel. I didn’t pay much heed. You can say I was careless. The fever was light and a paracetamol used to get me fit. I didn’t realise the gravity of the illness,”
Ankit has a deadline of June 22, on which he'll have to report to the BCCI but he is confident of recovering by then.
“I will see if I am having any weakness while bowling. I will report to the board only if there is no weakness. It has been fine for the last five or six days. There hasn’t been any abnormality. The symptoms have all gone,”
(Inputs from Sportstar)