Pakistan’s pace leader Shaheen Shah Afridi has been given a two-week rehabilitation period after hurting his knee during the T20 World Cup final against England in Melbourne. The 22-year-old was forced off the field after again injuring his right knee while making a catch from England batter Harry Brook in the 13th over of England’s pursuit. Pakistani fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi has been given two weeks of rehabilitation after he landed awkwardly while taking the catch from Harry Brook during the 2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup final in Melbourne, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said in a statement. .
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“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 a forced knee flexion during landing’.” Afridi had previously suffered a joint injury to his right knee during a test match against Sri Lanka in July, but had reached out to the team for the flagship T20.
On Sunday, Afridi had returned to the field and tried to throw the 16th, but was unable to finish.
“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 “Shaheen will undergo a rehabilitation and conditioning program designed to strengthen his knee at the National High Performance Center a few days after returning to Pakistan.” Afridi, who won 11 wickets in seven matches at the T20 World Cup, will likely miss the home Test series against England and New Zealand in December-January.
“Shaheen’s return to international cricket will be conditional on the successful completion of the champion fast bowler’s rehabilitation program and approval by medical staff,” the PCB said. Afridi’s injury was a key moment in the final as Iftikhar Ahmed, who completed his over, allowed a four and a six as England chased the goal with six balls left.