The allrounder complained of stiffness after the South Africa T20Is. Getty

Hardik Pandya has undergone a lower-back surgery in London, it was confirmed on Saturday (October 5). The India allrounder, BCCI confirmed, had complained of lower back pain after the third T20I against South Africa in Bengaluru.

"The all-rounder travelled to London on 2nd October with Team India physiotherapist Mr Yogesh Parmar. On Friday, a successful surgery was conducted. Hardik will soon commence his rehabilitation process," a BCCI statement said.

The 25-year-old had recovered well to participate in the World Cup but complained of discomfort after the South Africa T20Is. He was assessed after the Bangalore game and was then asked to undergo the surgery.

The injury was first sustained in the Asia Cup last year in the clash against Pakistan when he fell at the bowling crease. He was stretchered off the field and has had his injury managed for quite a while. After the gruelling World Cup campaign, Pandya was rested from the tour of West Indies where India played three T20Is, three ODIs and two Tests. He was also ruled out of the T20Is and ODIs against Australia at home earlier this year because of lower back stiffness.