West Indies pacer Alzarri Joseph has started his rehabilitation programme under Mumbai Indians’ physiotherapist Nitin Patel after undergoing a surgery on his shoulder.
In a series of videos shared on his Instagram page, Alzarri is seen working out at a gym and shadow bowling slowly with the World Cup going on in the background.
In March 2019, Joseph was selected for the Mumbai Indians as a replacement for Adam Milne. On 6 April 2019, he made his debut in the IPL against Sunrisers Hyderabad and took 6 wickets for 12 runs in 3.4 overs. These were the best bowling figures in the IPL ever, breaking the eleven-year-old record held by Pakistan’s Sohail Tanvir (6 for 14).
But the pacer soon ran out of luck and a bad tumble while fielding against Rajasthan Royals saw him dislocate his shoulder.
Not only was he ruled out of the league, but also the World Cup. It was then that MI took him under their wings and looked after the pacer. The franchise will continue to help him regain full fitness. The pacer is expected to continue rehab for another two months.
22-year-old Alzarri Shaheim Joseph is an Antiguan cricketer who plays for the West Indies in Tests and ODIs. The bowling all-rounder has 24 wickets to his name in 16 ODIs and 25 wickets from 9 Test matches.
(With inputs from IANS)