Afghanistan Cricket Team received a massive blow on a few days back when Mohammad Shahzad was ruled out with a knee injury he suffered during the warm-up games leading to the ICC World Cup 2019. Meanwhile, as per new reports, Shahzad has claimed that he has no injury and is fully fit; however, the Afghanistan Cricket Board has pulled him out without even consulting him.
Shahzad claims he is fit
Mohammad Shahzad sustained a knee injury during Afghanistan’s warm-up game against Pakistan. He had to retired hurt and didn’t take part in that game. However, Shahzad featured in Afghanistan’s opening two games against Australia and Sri Lanka, but the injury only aggravated to rule him out of the World Cup. Meanwhile, Shahzad didn’t had a good start to the World Cup scoring only seven runs from two games.
Ali Khil, who has only played two ODIs, has joined the team as his replacement and played the last game against New Zealand, which Afghanistan lost by seven wickets. Ali made his debut earlier this year against Ireland in Dehradun and this will be a massive opportunity for him to leave a mark.
However, as per the reports emerging, Mohammad Shahzad has claimed that he is neither unfit not is suffering from an injury. The hard-hitting wicket-keeper batsman has brought serious claims against Afghanistan Cricket Board saying that they have pulled him out by force and not even consulting him once. Shahzad will return to his country from England as he is no more a part of the tournament.
“I have no problem or injury & fully fit but @ACBofficials pulled me out of the squad by force without any consultation”Says @MShahzad077 who is ruled out of @cricketworldcup due to knee injury in his recent voice clip to a media in
#Kabl as he is set to return home tomorrow,” a tweet said.