Injury-prone Tiwary eager to perform in IPL

Kolkata: 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 on 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.

IANS