KL Rahul
KL Rahul
(PTI Photo)

What comes as a body blow to the Punjab Kings franchise, KL Rahul, the skipper of the side has been admitted to the hospital after he was diagnosed with acute appendicitis on Saturday.

Rahul felt severe abdomen pain and after the medication failed to improve his condition, he was transferred to the emergency room where further tests revealed that he will be undergoing surgery for the same.

"KL Rahul complained of a severe abdomen pain last night and after not responding to medication, he was taken to the emergency room for further tests which revealed that he was diagnosed with acute appendicitis. It will be resolved surgically and for safety measures, he has been transferred to the hospital for the same," Punjab Kings wrote on Twitter.

Known for scoring runs consistently, Rahul is currently the top run-scorer in IPL 2021. He has scored 331 runs in seven games thus far with four half-centuries. On Monday, he smashed a brilliant 91 against the Royal Challengers Bangalore to guide his team to a much needed victory.

Currently, the Punjab franchise is fifth in the league standings with six points. They will take on Delhi Capitals at the Narendra Modi Stadium in their next game.

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