India pacer Mohammed Shami on Monday underwent successful surgery on his heel to repair his Achilles tendon and said he would need time to regain full fitness and return to playing cricket. On Monday evening, Shami shared pictures on his social media accounts, giving an update on his injury and informing his fans that he has undergone a successful operation in the United Kingdom.

"Just had a successful heel operation on my Achilles tendon. Recovery is going to take some time but looking forward to getting back on my feet," Shami said in his post on X, formerly Twitter.

Shami was injured during India's 2023 ODI World Cup campaign and has not played any form of cricket since the defeat in the final to Australia at the Narendra Modi Stadium back on November 19.

he missed the subsequent T20I home series against Australia and also the tour of South Africa. A few days back it was announced that Shami will miss the entire five-match Test series against England and undergo surgery in the United Kingdom.

He was expecting to recover in time for the England series but the injury turned out to be more serious than earlier thought of.

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