KARACHI: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ramiz Raja has shared an update on pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi’s recovery and whether he will play in the upcoming T20 World Cup 2022 or not.
Speaking to local media recently, Ramiz said: “I have spoken to Shaheen Shah Afridi, who is feeling 110% fit for the World Cup.”
“Shaheen will be fully fit before the World Cup, the fast bowler has told me that he is feeling much better now. The doctors also sent a video. Shaheen is 90% fit”.
The former cricketer added that the left-arm pacer also plans to play some practice matches before Pakistan and India face off in the World Cup.
He said that “knee injuries can be critical at times. We also discussed that if Shaheen is not fully fit then the risk of feilding him will not be taken”.
It is worth mentioning here that Shaheen sustained a knee injury during Pakistan’s two-match Test series against Sri Lanka in Galle. The 22-year-old is in undergoing his rehabilitation in London.
Pakistan will lock horns with arch-rivals India in their T20 World Cup 2022 opener at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on October 23.