Experts worry about Shaheen Afridi’s future

Experts have shown concerns for Pakistan’s brilliant fast bowler Shaheen Afridi’s career after he faced another injury in the Pakistan England T20 World cup final.

The left-armed bowler aborted his third over after awkwardly landing on his right knee while catching the ball to dismiss Harry Brook in the T20 World Cup final match against England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

The fast bowler entered the World Cup after undergoing an expedited recovery from a knee ligament injury he sustained in July.

Experts in medicine said that if he experiences another fright during the final his career might end at the age of 22.

Former PCB chief medical officer Dr. Sohail Salim stated that Shaheen would need three to four months to heal, barring any other injuries.

He also added that if the PCB’s medical board chooses to treat it through surgery Shaheen will be out for six to seven months.

Ex-chief medical officer also raised questions about the performance of the current PCB medical panel.

In any case, Shaheen’s expected absence from two significant upcoming home Test series against England and New Zealand.


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