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Injured Tiwary out for four months

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Manoj Tiwary, the Indian batsman, has been ruled out of competitive cricket for four months because of a twisted left knee. Tiwary picked up the injury during a football drill for the Kalighat cricket club in Kolkata. As a consequence, he will most likely miss out on India's tour of Zimbabwe, which is slated to begin on July 24.

The BCCI has asked Tiwary to fly to England on June 29 to meet Dr Andrew Williams, a British orthopaedic surgeon and knee specialist, for consultation and immediate surgery. Dr Williams has worked with the likes of Andrew Flintoff, Shoaib Akhtar, and more recently Cheteshwar Pujara.

This is the second time this year that Tiwary has been ruled out because of injury. He previously suffered a shoulder injury during the Vijay Hazare Trophy semi-final against Delhi in March, just a month after making his return to competitive cricket in the Irani Cup for Rest of India against Mumbai. During this year's IPL, he was out for a week because of a bruised right hand he suffered against Kings XI Punjab on April 26.

In December last year, he was prescribed six weeks rest after sustaining a back injury during the Ranji Trophy. As a result, he missed the Twenty20 and ODI series against both England and Pakistan.

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  • POSTED BY on | June 27, 2013, 2:56 GMT

    It is very sorry to see Manoj Tiwary puts himself in this fashion every time there is an opportunity for him to get selected. With the current team doing well, how is this possible for Manoj Tiwary to make a come back when he is getting injured every time. When the Seniors are retiring I was thinking Manoj will be able to get an opportunity to cement his place but with the inclusion of players like Shikhar Dhawan, Pujara, Rohit, Vijay and Dinesh Karthick, it is going to be tough for him to make a come back. Do not forget the Ajanke Rahane. He is also competing for a place in the playing XI.

  • POSTED BY JohnnyRook on | June 26, 2013, 19:44 GMT

    Yet another needless injury. In past Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh and a lot of other player have got injured while doing similar drills. I really don't understand cricketers' obsession with injury-prone sports like fotball and khokho. Why not have other exercises which are as effective but not this risky. I remember once Geoff Boycott said Why don't footballers play cricket as drills or warmups. He made perfect sense.

  • POSTED BY on | June 27, 2013, 15:48 GMT

    For the tour of zimbawe rest dhoni,virat and raina.. In the bowling dept rest bhuvi,ishant and umesh yadav.. These 3 needs to be at full fitness for tour of SA.. 1.dhawan 2.Rohit 3.vijay 4.rahane 5.dk. 6.yuvi 7.jaddu 8.uttapa 9.raydu 10.ashwin(captain,just a try) 11.shahmi ahmed 12.praveen kumar 13vinay kumar 14.Mohit sharma 15.mishra/ojha

  • POSTED BY pull_shot on | June 27, 2013, 13:16 GMT

    bad for him and good for indian cricket as he plays spin very well but when it comes to bouncy wickets he is sitting duck he lacks technique but has temperament and gutts to stuck it out compared too rohit sharma

  • POSTED BY dakshinap on | June 27, 2013, 11:54 GMT

    Where is forgeted man Saurabh Tiwary?

  • POSTED BY on | June 27, 2013, 9:35 GMT

    I think Kohli and Raina are the two players very careful in this case.They are the best fielders in Indian side .At the same time they tried to care their body for matches...

  • POSTED BY on | June 27, 2013, 8:00 GMT

    I remember Tiwary after taking a good catch - actually fling the ball and kick it - for someone who is so injury prone is that necessary?

  • POSTED BY vish57 on | June 27, 2013, 7:18 GMT

    Feel sorry for Manoj Tiwary, he would have been a definite in Indian A team to South Aftrica; also high chance to be in the Indian Team for Zimbabave tours if selectors decide to rest Kohili, Raina. Wish him speedy recovery.

  • POSTED BY on | June 27, 2013, 6:53 GMT

    This will be the right time to give chance to young players who have performed well in Ranji & Other Domestic Competitions, Players likely Rishi Dhawan, Paras Dogra, Unmukt Chnad, Sanju Samson, Ajinkya Rahane, Mohit Sharma & some new young talent so that they get good overseas exposure & will benefit the Indian test Team in the times to come.

  • POSTED BY SeanB on | June 27, 2013, 5:05 GMT

    Unfortunate, but Tiwary spends more time injured than playing.

  • POSTED BY on | June 27, 2013, 2:56 GMT

    It is very sorry to see Manoj Tiwary puts himself in this fashion every time there is an opportunity for him to get selected. With the current team doing well, how is this possible for Manoj Tiwary to make a come back when he is getting injured every time. When the Seniors are retiring I was thinking Manoj will be able to get an opportunity to cement his place but with the inclusion of players like Shikhar Dhawan, Pujara, Rohit, Vijay and Dinesh Karthick, it is going to be tough for him to make a come back. Do not forget the Ajanke Rahane. He is also competing for a place in the playing XI.

  • POSTED BY JohnnyRook on | June 26, 2013, 19:44 GMT

    Yet another needless injury. In past Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh and a lot of other player have got injured while doing similar drills. I really don't understand cricketers' obsession with injury-prone sports like fotball and khokho. Why not have other exercises which are as effective but not this risky. I remember once Geoff Boycott said Why don't footballers play cricket as drills or warmups. He made perfect sense.

  • POSTED BY on | June 27, 2013, 15:48 GMT

    For the tour of zimbawe rest dhoni,virat and raina.. In the bowling dept rest bhuvi,ishant and umesh yadav.. These 3 needs to be at full fitness for tour of SA.. 1.dhawan 2.Rohit 3.vijay 4.rahane 5.dk. 6.yuvi 7.jaddu 8.uttapa 9.raydu 10.ashwin(captain,just a try) 11.shahmi ahmed 12.praveen kumar 13vinay kumar 14.Mohit sharma 15.mishra/ojha

  • POSTED BY pull_shot on | June 27, 2013, 13:16 GMT

    bad for him and good for indian cricket as he plays spin very well but when it comes to bouncy wickets he is sitting duck he lacks technique but has temperament and gutts to stuck it out compared too rohit sharma

  • POSTED BY dakshinap on | June 27, 2013, 11:54 GMT

    Where is forgeted man Saurabh Tiwary?

  • POSTED BY on | June 27, 2013, 9:35 GMT

    I think Kohli and Raina are the two players very careful in this case.They are the best fielders in Indian side .At the same time they tried to care their body for matches...

  • POSTED BY on | June 27, 2013, 8:00 GMT

    I remember Tiwary after taking a good catch - actually fling the ball and kick it - for someone who is so injury prone is that necessary?

  • POSTED BY vish57 on | June 27, 2013, 7:18 GMT

    Feel sorry for Manoj Tiwary, he would have been a definite in Indian A team to South Aftrica; also high chance to be in the Indian Team for Zimbabave tours if selectors decide to rest Kohili, Raina. Wish him speedy recovery.

  • POSTED BY on | June 27, 2013, 6:53 GMT

    This will be the right time to give chance to young players who have performed well in Ranji & Other Domestic Competitions, Players likely Rishi Dhawan, Paras Dogra, Unmukt Chnad, Sanju Samson, Ajinkya Rahane, Mohit Sharma & some new young talent so that they get good overseas exposure & will benefit the Indian test Team in the times to come.

  • POSTED BY SeanB on | June 27, 2013, 5:05 GMT

    Unfortunate, but Tiwary spends more time injured than playing.

  • POSTED BY on | June 27, 2013, 4:58 GMT

    Some players like Irfan Pathan, Manoj Tiwary are injured for most of the year. Then by some miracle, everything heals by the time IPL roles around; they display their mediocrity which is anyway what IPL is and then immediately get injured.

  • POSTED BY Rafelgibt on | June 27, 2013, 3:45 GMT

    Oh No.....Tiwary is the very few indian players i really like.Whats wrong with this guys playing football?I guess football is the game that might hurt you the most as a player.But indian fans should not be over complaisant.Last tour of ZIM might haunt you this year.Wish both the teams All the Best.....A fan from Bangladesh>>

  • POSTED BY class9ryan on | June 27, 2013, 2:44 GMT

    Feel that Pujara, Mishra, Vijay, Vinay Kumar deserve their chances after waiting so long. Hope the selectors don not send a total inexperienced squad which led to our loss in the previous Zim tour.

  • POSTED BY on | June 27, 2013, 2:24 GMT

    Oh no..poor, poor guy. The most hapless cricketer you would ever see.

  • POSTED BY pvwadekar on | June 27, 2013, 2:05 GMT

    This guy keeps on getting injured just at the most unfortunate times -- very unlucky but then wy was he playing football in the first place ?

  • POSTED BY Temuzin on | June 26, 2013, 21:59 GMT

    Dont blame drill, MSD, Virat, Raina Jaddu all are doing same drill and playing continuously. Still they remain injury free. Manoj it seems to be injury prone. ask him to eat more protein.

  • POSTED BY on | June 26, 2013, 19:03 GMT

    When you got Gauti, Yuvi, Pujara who are finding it tough to make it to the ODI Team, how can you expect this "Highly Prone to Injuries" Player to be selected and get a chance. Every time he has given himself an opportunity to play, he has been hit with injuries that last long enough. Just not the right player for the team. Pujara or Ambati Rayadu should get their bag of chances too. Everybody have had many of them, they too deserve a few matches.

  • POSTED BY arpitmittal07 on | June 26, 2013, 18:54 GMT

    guys i don't think shikhar, rohit and others important players will be selected as there is India A tour of South Africa from August 8 (http://www.espncricinfo.com/india/content/match/fixtures.html?team_country=6;future=1) which is very important for practice for players for upcoming tour of South Africa at end of the year.

  • POSTED BY on | June 26, 2013, 18:43 GMT

    The man who got selected for Bangladesh serious in 2005/06 but due to injury withdrawn, and after so many years got chance and sat in bench for almost 3 years and got chance once in a while, despite that scored ODI 100 and 50, again injured and out of game for 3 months and came for IPL didn't perform well and lost place in ODI. He was in the front line for Zim tour but now injured!! He has to keep his body fit and make sure that he is performing well. His future is in his hand!!

  • POSTED BY android_user on | June 26, 2013, 18:36 GMT

    @usernames who captains the team then? I don't think that the selectors would go with a completely new team.The team in which other than rohit and dk nobody really has the exposure of international cricket.Virat would surely not be rested and I won't really be surprised if he'd asked to lead the side.Moreover I have a hunch that Gauti and Bhajji would be included in the side.Also I don't think that Jadeja would be rested.The team should look something like - Virat(captain),Dhawan,Gambhir,Rohit,Dk,Raydu,Jadeja,Binny,Bhajji,Bhuvi,Kaul,Sandeep Sharma,Mohit Sharma and ojha/mishra .

  • POSTED BY on | June 26, 2013, 17:54 GMT

    Hopefully Ambati rayudu will get a chance.

  • POSTED BY usernames on | June 26, 2013, 17:37 GMT

    He's not going to get picked anyways--very suspect against quality bowling. Very. The team for Zimbabwe should be something like: Vijay, Dhawan, Rohit, Mandeep, DK, Binny, Rishi Dhawan, Jalaj, Shami, Umesh, Kaul, Sandeep Sharma, Unmukt Chand, Mishra, Rayudu. There's no need to send anyone who's played from January to June to Zimbabwe. So, Dhoni, Jadeja, Ashwin, Bhuvi, Raina, et al. are automatically ruled out. Sharma is an abomination so should be dropped. Umesh could do with a few more matches. And we've got Kaul, Sandeep Sharma as bowlers who are pretty good, plus three all round options.

  • POSTED BY thedreamer on | June 26, 2013, 17:30 GMT

    So a cricketer picks up injury playing football and the worst part is that he's flying out of his home country to get treatment! Whatever happened to the orthos in India. Ridiculous.

  • POSTED BY siddhant328 on | June 26, 2013, 17:13 GMT

    This man seems to be fittest player in Indian Cricket team. But when comes to picking injuries, he is most frequent in all of them. As a well wisher, I always wanted him in Indian team at No. 4. But sometimes bad luck in team selection and sometimes due to injuries, he was never among the regular contenders in Playing 11. The way he is picking injuries, I am hopeless, he could ever be having a regular run in Indian Team. At a time, it was looking like after retirement of Tendulkar, he would be obvious choice for No. 4. But the likes of Dinesh Karthik and Shikhar Dhawan have proved why timing is very essential for selection. This is turning out to be one of the most unfortunate career.

  • POSTED BY on | June 26, 2013, 17:11 GMT

    my team for zim tour 1.rohit 2.shikhar 3.pujara 4.yuvraj5.raina(c)6.karthik(wk)7.jadeja 8.bhuvneshwar kumar 9.amit mishra 10.mohit sharma 11.umesh yadav 12.m.vijay 13.varun aaron (if fit)/ishwar pandey 14. shami ahmad 15.robin uthappa

  • POSTED BY Unmesh_cric on | June 26, 2013, 16:50 GMT

    Tiwari has been very unlucky with injuries. But for god's sake, stop these football drills already! I remember Rohit Sharma also got injured during such football drill and missed out on a Test debut. He never came so close to a Test debut after that. Anyway, hope Tiwari recovers soon. There is a lot of competition for a spot in the national team and Tiwari is definitely a strong contender. Good luck, Manoj!

  • POSTED BY on | June 26, 2013, 16:34 GMT

    I think team for zimbawe will be veeru, gautam, yuvi, uthappa, rahane, dinesh kartik, harbhajan, zaheer, yusuf pathan, b. Kumar, parveen kumar, ashok dinda, dhawan, amit mishra

  • POSTED BY on | June 26, 2013, 16:21 GMT

    Cricket Fans only need to know when the Indian Team is selected for ODI.. Its impied tht MT is injured. Most unlucky flella..

  • POSTED BY on | June 26, 2013, 16:16 GMT

    he is like micheal own good player but always injured

  • POSTED BY on | June 26, 2013, 16:03 GMT

    @ Naikan so everyone follows the same drills i would think. in a long history tell me more than 5 players who got injured this way

  • POSTED BY Naikan on | June 26, 2013, 14:30 GMT

    It is ridiculous that we still follow the football drill or football fitness processes for the cricketers in the country. It works well in some countries like Australia, UK, where most children are raised on a good exposure of Football along with diet and coaching from childhood to match it. Football activities of any kind can be quite bruising in nature as it demands a different level of fitness, balance, resilience and sturdiness from the body, where as the fitness required by cricketers is more that of track athletics, combined with the suppleness of aerobics. Fitness building regimes need to be controlled processes and should Not be something that can result in serious injury. We are killing the careers of many cricketers by blindly following everything that other cricketing nations do.

  • POSTED BY bbnn on | June 26, 2013, 14:16 GMT

    The most unlucky person in Indian Cricket !

  • POSTED BY westindiesupporter on | June 26, 2013, 14:04 GMT

    My team for tour vs Zim is -mandeep singh/vijay,dhawan(c),rohit,kohli,badri,raina(vc),jadeja,saha(WK),Mishra,piyush,praveen,Mohit,sandeep sharma,Bhubaneswar kumar and yadav/vinay.

  • POSTED BY on | June 26, 2013, 13:51 GMT

    for ZIM tour my team - Rahane, Rohit, Dhawan, Kohli (C), Pujara, DK, Raina, Rayadu, Jadeja, Mishra, Shami, Bhuvi, Mohit Sharma, Parvez Rasool, Yadav/Vinay Kumar.

  • POSTED BY rock.rockyin on | June 26, 2013, 13:41 GMT

    @ ram5160

    u r correct mate. They can do something better non contacting sport for fitness and warm up. On the Final day of champions trophy when the rains stopped at 3 Pm UK time.. our guys were playing football on wet outfield. Micheal Atherton on crick commentary rightly said what ? playing football on wet outfiled ... stop it guys u might hurt ur ankle just before the big final. Its sad that professional players like these doesnt know what to do and what not to do and where to do ..!!

  • POSTED BY Top-Spinner on | June 26, 2013, 13:35 GMT

    I don't understand the Tiwary obsession. Has done nothing to show for in the last two years. When it mattered he was a failure and hardly had a good IPL. He is injury prone and is costing BCCI quite a bit of money with his medical bills. In a country like India where there are so many players why cling on to Tiwary?

  • POSTED BY rock.rockyin on | June 26, 2013, 13:21 GMT

    OMG... I was eagerly waiting to watch this guy in action. Last time he scored century in tough weather and pace conditions of chennai against WI. People in Bengal call him Jnr Dada and I so want him to see in action for India in placeof Raina in abroad tours specially.

  • POSTED BY on | June 26, 2013, 13:16 GMT

    Will BCCI try Stuart Binny?

  • POSTED BY on | June 26, 2013, 13:03 GMT

    Manoj has to be the 2nd most unlucky cricketer in India after Badri

  • POSTED BY CricketMaan on | June 26, 2013, 12:38 GMT

    There aren't too many that are challenging Tiwary for next in line. I think of Rayudu, but his exploits so far has been in IPL in the short format though he is a talent to watch in longer format. I cant think of 3 names that are next in line for batting! The U19 threw Baba, Vijay Zol, Unmukt as potentials but they are unproven and A tours is the only way to find out thier ability. With DK emerging in the middle order, Tiwary would have anyway waited, but could have played if MSD is rested for Zim tour. When you know you are in the cusp of selection, you better watch out during training and avoid such stupidity and dont blame fate!

  • POSTED BY ReverseSweepIndia on | June 26, 2013, 12:24 GMT

    whenever it looks like that this guy can get a place in playing XI, he get injured. IMO he was 100% sure for Zim tour as most of seniors would have been rested.

  • POSTED BY on | June 26, 2013, 12:19 GMT

    Very sad for Manoj, would have definitely got a look in for Zimbabwe and India A, it will be quite hard for him to make the India team now. Rohit and Manoj got selected at the same time for India, but before his first match, he got injured in Bangladesh, a very bad ominious injury for him, which is continuing

  • POSTED BY ram5160 on | June 26, 2013, 11:50 GMT

    Injured playing football ? That's not very professionaly. I don't think football players warm-up by playing cricket do they?

  • POSTED BY satishchandar on | June 26, 2013, 11:24 GMT

    Makes no difference.. He stays fit and scores big runs, waits for national call.. May be, his domestic team can feel a bit but certainly he would relish the chance to get some time in home and away from practice.. #Poorguy..

  • POSTED BY VVSR92 on | June 26, 2013, 11:18 GMT

    zimbabwe tour would have been a great oppurtunity for tiwary , now someone like rayudu would get chance ahead of him & tiwary may have to wait in the wings longer as Ind looks to build for next world cup .

  • POSTED BY on | June 26, 2013, 10:57 GMT

    Harldy played any cricket... still gets injured all the time... what's happening to him?? is it carelessness? when was the last time he stayed injury free for 6 months at least..?? take some advice from MSD or Virat kohli both of them playing almost all the available matches and stays injury free so far.

  • POSTED BY on | June 26, 2013, 10:57 GMT

    Harldy played any cricket... still gets injured all the time... what's happening to him?? is it carelessness? when was the last time he stayed injury free for 6 months at least..?? take some advice from MSD or Virat kohli both of them playing almost all the available matches and stays injury free so far.

  • POSTED BY VVSR92 on | June 26, 2013, 11:18 GMT

    zimbabwe tour would have been a great oppurtunity for tiwary , now someone like rayudu would get chance ahead of him & tiwary may have to wait in the wings longer as Ind looks to build for next world cup .

  • POSTED BY satishchandar on | June 26, 2013, 11:24 GMT

    Makes no difference.. He stays fit and scores big runs, waits for national call.. May be, his domestic team can feel a bit but certainly he would relish the chance to get some time in home and away from practice.. #Poorguy..

  • POSTED BY ram5160 on | June 26, 2013, 11:50 GMT

    Injured playing football ? That's not very professionaly. I don't think football players warm-up by playing cricket do they?

  • POSTED BY on | June 26, 2013, 12:19 GMT

    Very sad for Manoj, would have definitely got a look in for Zimbabwe and India A, it will be quite hard for him to make the India team now. Rohit and Manoj got selected at the same time for India, but before his first match, he got injured in Bangladesh, a very bad ominious injury for him, which is continuing

  • POSTED BY ReverseSweepIndia on | June 26, 2013, 12:24 GMT

    whenever it looks like that this guy can get a place in playing XI, he get injured. IMO he was 100% sure for Zim tour as most of seniors would have been rested.

  • POSTED BY CricketMaan on | June 26, 2013, 12:38 GMT

    There aren't too many that are challenging Tiwary for next in line. I think of Rayudu, but his exploits so far has been in IPL in the short format though he is a talent to watch in longer format. I cant think of 3 names that are next in line for batting! The U19 threw Baba, Vijay Zol, Unmukt as potentials but they are unproven and A tours is the only way to find out thier ability. With DK emerging in the middle order, Tiwary would have anyway waited, but could have played if MSD is rested for Zim tour. When you know you are in the cusp of selection, you better watch out during training and avoid such stupidity and dont blame fate!

  • POSTED BY on | June 26, 2013, 13:03 GMT

    Manoj has to be the 2nd most unlucky cricketer in India after Badri

  • POSTED BY on | June 26, 2013, 13:16 GMT

    Will BCCI try Stuart Binny?

  • POSTED BY rock.rockyin on | June 26, 2013, 13:21 GMT

    OMG... I was eagerly waiting to watch this guy in action. Last time he scored century in tough weather and pace conditions of chennai against WI. People in Bengal call him Jnr Dada and I so want him to see in action for India in placeof Raina in abroad tours specially.