Pakistan fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi had a knee scan on Monday after leaving the T20 World Cup final against England injured, and the PCB provided an update on his injury situation.
Shaheen Shah Afridi has been advised to rest for two weeks after landing awkwardly while taking Harry Brook’s catch during the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 final in Melbourne on Sunday.
The scan, which was performed on Monday morning before the team’s departure for Pakistan, revealed no signs of injury and that the knee discomfort was most likely caused by “forced knee flexion while landing.”
The scans were reviewed by PCB’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Najeebullah Soomro, and Australian knee specialist, Dr. Peter D’Alessandro, and the results were reassuring. The left-arm fast bowler is feeling better and in a good mood.
According to PCB, Shaheen will begin a rehabilitation and conditioning program to strengthen his knee at the National High-Performance Centre.
Shaheen’s return to international cricket will be contingent on the champion fast bowler completing the rehabilitation program and receiving approval from the medical staff.
When the left-arm quick got injured at the MCG on Sunday, England needed 41 runs off 29 balls to win. Iftikhar Ahmed finished his over, but the five balls cost him 13 runs, reducing the equation to 28 runs needed off 24 balls.
According to Shaheen’s captain, Babar Azam, if he hadn’t been injured, the match could have gone in a completely different direction.
Shaheen could return to international cricket after completing his rehabilitation program successfully.