Former Pakistani captain and illustrious all-rounder Shahid Afridi has disclosed that the team’s star pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi, who has been sidelined for a considerable amount of time and is currently receiving treatment for a knee injury in London, is paying everything out of pocket and is not receiving any assistance from PCB.
The 22-year-old is currently undertaking his recovery program in London to get ready for the T20 World Cup.
Pakistan’s 15-person squad for the 2018 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup was revealed on Thursday, September 15. The team that will go to Australia next month to compete in the T20 mega tournament includes star pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi, who is currently out of play due to a knee injury that he sustained in July.
The recently finished Asia Cup T20 event was missed by the 22-year-old Afridi, who will now sit out the seven-match T20I series against England at home. However, he should recover in time for the T20 World Cup. The 22-year-old is presently doing his recovery program in London to get ready for the T20 World Cup.
He spent his own money to stay in a hotel: Shahid Afridi
Shahid Afridi, the renowned all-rounder and former captain of the Men in Green, recently made the surprising confession that Shaheen is paying for his stay in the UK out of his pocket and is not receiving any support from the Pakistan Cricket Board.
Giving insights into the whole scenario, Shahid Afridi, in an interview with Samma TV, said, “When I talk about Shaheen.. that guy went to England on his own. He bought his ticket; he spent his own money to stay in a hotel. I arranged a doctor for him, then he contacted the doctor. PCB is not doing anything; he is doing that on his own.”
“Everything, from coordination to doctors to his hotel room and food expenses, he is paying out of his pocket. As far as I know, Zakir Khan talked to him 1-2 times, but that was it,” Shahid Afridi further added.
On October 15, Shaheen is anticipated to join the side in Brisbane after recently posting a video of himself working out in the gym.