There is a good and bad news with regard to #ShaheenAfridi. While his injury is not as bad as was initially expected, reports in media suggest that he will still have to miss the home Test series against England and New Zealand. It is worth mentioning here that Afridi entered the #T20WorldCup2022 after recovering from a knee injury that he had sustained earlier in Sri Lanka. During the final of the ICC event however, he landed awkwardly on his knee again while taking the catch of English batter Harry Brook. Until the recent diagnosis, it was feared that he might have to stay away from the game for a prolonged period of time.
#ShaheenAfridi All Set To Miss The Home Series Against England and New Zealand
Explaining the extent of the injury the team doctor explained that it was “due to a forced knee flexion whilst landing.” While explaining his comeback plan the PCB further said that his “return to international cricket will be subject to the champion fast bowler’s successful completion of the rehabilitation programme and following go-aheads by the medical staff.”
Aaqib Javed who is the head coach of Lahore Qalandars i.e. the PSL franchise for which Fakhar Zaman and Shaheen Afridi play, on the other hand questioned the ability of the PCB medical panel. While taking a dig at them the former Pakistani pacer said, “PCB medical panel declared Fakhar Zaman fit, but he became unfit after only a few overs. Shaheen Shah Afridi was played when he wasn’t fit enough for the World Cup. We need to inquire whether they know anything about sports injuries.”