Vishal Mehra ∙ Sep 30 2022, 3:45 PM | 2 Min Read

Former PCB medical chief questions Shaheen Afridi's rehabilitation process

image-l8o6hg3vShaheen did his rehab in London [PC: Twitter]

Pakistan's team management is racing against time to have paceman Shaheen Shah Afridi fit for the global T20 event next month in Australia. Shaheen, who injured his knee and is currently undergoing rehabilitation in London, missed Pakistan's Asia Cup 2022 campaign.

The Babar Azam-led side face arch-rivals India at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on October 23 in their ICC T20 World Cup 2022 Super 12 Group 2 opener. Group 2 also includes South Africa, Bangladesh, and two qualifiers from the first round.

In absence of the 22-year-old, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Wasim Jr, and Mohammad Hasnain have stood up for Pakistan.

Former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) medical panel chief Sohail Saleem, in an interview with cricketpakistan, spoke about being unsure about Shaheen regaining his past form whenever he returns to international cricket.

Saleem on Shaheen's comeback

"I cannot say with assurance if Shaheen will be effective and come back with the same intensity. The young pacer is very brave and strong-willed. Not much is known about the nature of his treatment, but he has been able to come back from the elbow injury in an imposing manner in the past, and it will be the same this time as well."

Saleem further added that the PCB should ensure young fast bowlers be educated on how to deal with injuries.

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