Pakistani pacer Shaheen Afridi has been advised to spend two weeks on rehabilitation after being injured in the final of the T20 World Cup on Sunday. Afridi landed awkwardly after taking catch from Harry Brook in the final in Melbourne, after which he was forced off the field. Shaheen returned to bowl the 16th over of the game, but walked off after bowling the first delivery due to pain.
The scan performed Monday morning prior to the team’s departure for Pakistan confirmed that there were no signs of injury and that the knee discomfort was likely “due to forced knee flexion during landing,” according to a press release. of Pakistan Cricket Board (circuit board).
“The scans were discussed between PCB’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr Najeebullah Soomro, and Australian knee specialist, Dr Peter D’Alessandro, and it was reassuring to know there was no injury. The left arm fast bowler is feeling better and is in cheerfulness.
“Shaheen will undergo a rehabilitation and conditioning program to strengthen his knee at the National High-Performance Center a few days after returning to Pakistan,” the press release said.
Shaheen Afridi’s injury proved to be a major turning point in the T20 World Cup Final; When Afridi left the field after bowling the first delivery of his 16th over, England needed 41 off 29 balls to win the match. Babar then chose Iftikhar Ahmed to complete the over who got 13 runs in the remaining five pitches.
Ben Stokes ultimately remained unbeaten on 52 and hit the winning runs as England recorded a five-wicket win with an over to spare to win the T20 World Cup title for the second time in their history.
With 11 wickets in total, he was Pakistan’s highest wicket taker in the tournament, tied with spin bowling all-rounder Shadab Khan.
(with wire entries)
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