IND vs PAK: PCB Shares Update On Shan Masood After The Batter Suffers A Blow To Head During Practice Session

Updated - 21 Oct 2022, 11:16 PM

Shan MAsood. PC- Getty
Shan MAsood. PC- Getty

Pakistan National Cricket Team top-order batter Shan Masood was rushed to hospital after he suffered a blow to his head during a training session in Melbourne.

Shan Masood is currently in Australia for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022. His side will take on arch-rivals India National Cricket Team in their tournament opener on October 23 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

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Meanwhile, during a practice session on Friday, a stray shot from bowler Mohammad Nawaz struck Masood on the right-hand side of his head and left him lying flat on the ground. The officials took no risk and the batter was instantly sent to the hospital for precautionary scans.

All of Shan Masood’s neurological observations are normal – PCB

Shan Masood
Shan Masood. Image: Wikipedia

The Pakistan Cricket Board shared an update on Shan Masood, stating that the batter’s neurological observations are normal, he has gotten away with “superficial bruising” and he currently remains asymptomatic for concussion.

“All of Shan Masood’s neurological observations are normal. His CT scan only shows superficial bruising where the ball struck him. He will be re-tested (Saturday) for concussion,” the Pakistan Cricket Board said in a statement. 

After the incident, the Pakistan vice-captain Shadab Khan said that Masood was hit awkwardly in a sensitive area.

“He was hit awkwardly in a sensitive area. I don’t know his current status, but he has passed the tests taken by our physio. Now, he’s now gone to the hospital for a scan. We’re praying for his quick recovery,” Pakistan vice-captain Shadab Khan was earlier quoted as saying.

Meanwhile, Masood’s participation in the high-voltage clash against India National Cricket Team is doubtful after the incident and Fakhar Zaman might come in as his replacement in the playing XI.

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