Injury-prone Tiwary eager to perform in IPL

Kolkata, April 14 (IANS) Notwithstanding successive injuries which have plagued his international career, Bengal batsman Manoj Tiwary hopes to take the setbacks in his stride.

“I don’t know why injuries are chasing me, but at the end of the day I sit back and think about it… I just take it in a positive way and I have to move on because injuries are part and parcel of any sportsman’s career,” Tiwary said at the Eden Gardens here Sunday, prior to the Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Tiwary is back in action after a rehabilitation program at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore, following a shoulder injury during the Bengal-Delhi semi-final of the Vijay Hazare Trophy in Vishakhapatnam recently.

Earlier, in 2007, Tiwary was sent to Bangladesh as an Indian ODI squad member, but returned home after sustaining a shoulder injury during fielding practice on the eve of the first One-day International in Dhaka.

He also missed the ODIs against Pakistan and England late last year after a side strain.

Tiwary rued the fact that the injuries happen whenever “I am in a peak, on the verge of getting selected” but “that’s okay”.

“If I see my little little issues or problems compared to others, its nothing. I have to move on, I have age on my side and I am looking forward to doing well in IPL,” said the 27-year-old.

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