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PCB shares an update on Shaheen Afridi’s knee injury

PCB says ‘no signs of injury’ in Shaheen’s knee scan, pacer advised two weeks of rehab

PCB has shared an update on Shaheen Afridi’s knee injury on Monday.

Pakistan’s ace pacer Shaheen Afridi will undergo a two-week rehabilitation programme after his return to Pakistan.

It was reported earlier in the day that Shaheen Afridi’s inclusion in Home Test series against England and New Zealand has become doubtful amid resurface of knee injury.


However, a scan of Afridi has confirmed there were no signs of an injury and the knee discomfort was likely due to a forced knee flexion while attempting a catch in the T20 World Cup final on Nov 13.

According to a press release issued by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) today, Shaheen’s scan conducted on Monday, prior to the team’s departure for Pakistan, has confirmed there were “no signs of an injury” and the knee discomfort was likely “due to a forced knee flexion whilst landing”.

Shaheen Shah Afridi landed awkwardly while taking Harry Brook’s catch during Sunday’s match.

Pakistan suffered a massive blow in the T20 cup final as Shaheen Afridi could not finish his spell.

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Shaheen came to bowl in the 16th over when England still needing 41 runs off the last 30 balls.

Struggling to walk, Shaheen did deliver a full and wide yorker to Liam Livingstone, but couldn’t continue further.

Iftikhar Ahmed completed the over, but leaked a four and a six while bowling to Ben Stokes.

After the 16th over, the Three Lions stepped on the gas and chased the target down with six balls to spare.

Following the defeat in the final of the T20 World Cup 2022 on Sunday, Pakistan skipper Babar Azam said that Shaheen Shah Afridi’s injury cost Pakistan ‘a different result’.

 

Saman Siddiqui

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