Pakistan batter Fakhar Zaman’s participation in the rest of the T20 World Cup is now in doubt as his knee injury deteriorated in addition to being ruled out of the encounter against South Africa.
On Tuesday, while speaking to the media in Sydney, PCB Chief Medical Officer, and Pakistan Team’s Doctor Dr. Najeeb Soomro said, the player and the management were aware of the risks of including him in the world cup squad.
Dr. Soomro said, “We know that Fakhar had a knee injury in Asia Cup about 7 weeks ago, he has been incredibly brave, resilient and has worked hard to come back into the team, he had extensive rehabilitation and after which he made his way back into the team.”
“It takes time for a knee injury to fully recover. Fakhar and the team were aware of the dangers of competing; therefore we were able to get him in. You witnessed his performance in the previous game”
He said that Fakhar, unfortunately, had a slight twist, which made his injury worse. He has undergone scans, and they have revealed no new injuries. However, he does not feel 100 percent.
According to Dr. Soomro, Fakhar is currently doing well and the medical staff is working with him.
The doctor responded that the PCB’s medical panel was closely watching the batter and that he was performing well in all tests when questioned if Fakhar was hurried to the team for the tournament.