National team middle order batsman Sharad Vesawkar has successfully underwent surgery for hemorrhoids (piles) -- a problem that kept him out of Nepal's current tour of Sri Lanka.
Issuing a statement late on Thursday, Sharad said the operation was successful and now he hopes to get back on the field in a matter of three weeks, before the most awaited ICC World Cricket League Division-II tournament.
Here is how Sharad expressed himself after undergoing surgery: "I have been suffering from piles for the past six years. There have been instances during those past years when playing cricket was very challenging to the extent that I used to bleed while running. The matter got worst during New Zealand tour last January.
"Hence, taking permission and consultation with the doctors and coach, I dropped out of the ongoing Sri Lankan tour for urgent treatment. The intial idea was to go for stapling but last minute change was done by Dr. Sushil Rawal (Vayodha Hospital) as the case was severe and stapling was out of question."
"Hence a surgery was conducted successfully. The recovery as per the doctors will take about three weeks and hopefully I'll be able to join my team for Div 2. Everyone at the hospital expressed their amazement as how I was playing for so long with the discomfort!"
"Hence everyones advice is to fully recover first and then play again.i m hoping for the best. Thank your for the support."