Pakistan Cricket Team have suffered an injury scare with their star opener Imam-ul-Haq suffering an elbow injury during the fourth ODI against England at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. Meanwhile, it will be a massive blow as the southpaw has been in terrific form recently. Pakistan have confirmed that Imam-ul-Haq has gone to the hospital for a precautionary x-ray on his elbow.
Imam suffers injury scare
England rested a handful of players in the fourth game with an unassailable 2-0 lead. England skipper Jos Buttler who came in place of suspended Eoin Morgan won the toss and elected to field first. Jofra Archer and Mark Wood kept posing tough questions with the ball doing a bit of the ground. The Pakistan openers, Imam-ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman found it tough to get going. However, during the fourth over of the game, Imam got hit on his shoulders and had to leave the ground.
Mark Wood bowled a juicy bouncer as Imam-ul-Haq was setting up to play a pull shot. But it bounced more than he expected and hence he couldn’t execute the shot. It rams him on the left elbow and was feeling terrible pain The southpaw continued to jump in pain as the physio had to run into the ground to look after the star batsman. After an initial checkup, Imam walked back to the pavilion retired hurt as Babar Azam walked out in the middle to replace the Imam.
Although Imam-ul-Haq walked back, Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman finally started to cut loose and score a few boundaries to get the scoreboard ticking. Pakistan will really hope to pull something back in the series before they head onto the World Cup.
Meanwhile, Imam-ul-Haq has been in tremendous form in England scoring runs in almost all the games. In the last match at Bristol, the southpaw registered 151 runs; however, it went in vain. With only a week left for the marquee event, Pakistan will sweat over Imam’s fitness now.