Shaheen Shah Afridi, a Pakistani pacer, began his recovery from a knee injury he sustained in Melbourne’s T20 World Cup final against England on Monday.
On November 13, 2022, during the championship, the 22-year-old departed the field after landing awkwardly while receiving Harry Brook’s catch. Shaheen came back to bowl the 16th over, however after the first pitch he had to quit because to the excruciating agony.
Although not serious, the accident caused the bowler knee pain because of a forceful knee bending during landing.
“Starting today, left-arm fast bowler Shaheen Afridi will start his rehabilitation in Karachi with the assistance of the national men’s team’s medical personnel.
In addition to giving Shaheen the best treatment possible, this action would enable the medical team to monitor his recovery and clear the path for his seamless return to play, according to a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) statement released on Monday.
The duo has been undergoing rehab at the National High-Performance Center (NHPC) in Lahore
— Cricket Pakistan (@cricketpakcompk) January 2, 2023
Iftikhar Ahmed, the fast bowler who finished the over, conceded 13 runs in the final five balls, giving England a significant edge in the World Cup final as a result of the pace bowler’s injury.
Afridi was also not included in the Test squad for the three-game series against England, which Ben Stokes’ team just won 3-0.
Afridi underwent therapy in London prior to the T20 World Cup in October-November of last year after suffering a knee injury while fielding during the first Test match against Sri Lanka in Galle in July.
The right-arm fast bowler Haris Rauf has been invited by the interim selection committee and team management to be examined by the team’s medical staff in order to determine whether or not he will be available for the three One-Day Internationals against New Zealand that will be played next week, the PCB added in a statement. Due to a quadriceps issue, Rauf was unable to play in his first Test against England in early December of last year. The 29-year-old didn’t participate in the remaining three games of the series.