Pakistani quick bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi needs his group to win the Asia Cup regardless of being dominated out of the massive sport resulting from an harm.
Afridi is not going to play the Asia Cup within the UAE and the house collection towards England as a result of he’s nonetheless recovering from a knee harm, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) mentioned on Saturday.
The 22-year-old left-arm quick bowler suffered a ligament harm in his proper knee throughout a take a look at collection in Sri Lanka final month and has been suggested to take 4 to 6 weeks of relaxation.
Regardless of the harm blow, Afridi sounded upbeat as he wished his teammates forward of the massive event within the UAE.
“Every player of our playing 11 is a match winner. Wishing my team the best of luck for upcoming Asia Cup,” Afridi wrote on social media whereas sharing a bunch image of the Pakistan group.
“To the fans, keep me in your prayers for my quick recovery. I’ll be back soon Inshallah.”
Each participant of our enjoying 11 is a match winner. Wishing my group the very best of luck for upcoming Asia Cup.
To the followers, maintain me in your prayers for my fast restoration. I will be again quickly Inshallah pic.twitter.com/jW9gGpWWQX
— Shaheen Shah Afridi (@iShaheenAfridi) August 20, 2022
PCB chief medical officer Najeebullah Soomro mentioned Afridi is prone to return earlier than the beginning of the T20 World Cup (October 16-November 13) in Australia.
“I have spoken with Shaheen and he is understandably upset with the news,” Soomro mentioned in a press release issued by the PCB.
“Although he has made progress during his rehabilitation in Rotterdam, it is now clear he will require more time and is likely to return to competitive cricket in October.”
Afridi has travelled to the Netherlands with the group, who play their third and remaining one-day worldwide in Rotterdam on Sunday.
Pakistan will start their Asia Cup marketing campaign in Dubai with an Aug 28 blockbuster towards archrivals India. That might be adopted by a seven-match Twenty20 house collection towards England.