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Dutch cricket star Dirk Nannes drops in for check-up at Beckenham hospital

PUBLISHED: 16:41 10 October 2013 | UPDATED: 16:41 10 October 2013

Dirk Nannes with Professor Tony Kochhar at BMI The Sloane Hospital.

Dirk Nannes with Professor Tony Kochhar at BMI The Sloane Hospital.

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Staff at a Beckenham hospital were bowled over when international cricket star Dirk Nannes dropped by for a check-up, ahead of the T20 Champions League in India.

The dutchman, who plays for the Chennai Super Kings, visited BMI The Sloane Hospital, in Albemarle Road, and received a thorough examination from consultant shoulder and upper limb surgeon Professor Tony Kochhar.

The specialist in shoulders and elbows has a large sporting patient list, including professional boxers, martial artists and other international cricketers.

Dirk said: “Ahead of any major tournament such as the T20 Champions League you need to ensure you are in peak physical shape.

“As a sportsman and a bowler my upper limb strength and mobility are crucial to me and Professor Kochhar and his team have truly been an invaluable asset in ensuring I can continue with my passion well into the future.”

The fast bowler’s Chennai Super Kings were defeated at the semi-final stage of the T20 Champions League on Friday by the Rajasthan Royals, who eventually lost in the final to the Mumbai Indians on Sunday.

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