Shaheen Afridi
Shaheen Afridi (Image Credit: Twitter)

Last Update on: September 4th, 2022 at 09:44 pm

Shaheen Shah Afridi’s injury has caused Pakistan a lot of embarrassment, more specifically the Pakistan top management which is now cowering under verbal attack from all corners. Both Pakistan fans and former cricketers are attacking PCB in tandem as to why and how their top pacer got injured and why he wasn’t treated too quickly.

The lanky 21-year-old, who wrecked the Indian top order in the opening game of the 2021 T20 World Cup, injured himself while diving against Sri Lanka in July.

Shaheen Afridi and Mohammad Hafeez
Shaheen Afridi and Mohammad Hafeez. Pic Credits: Twitter

Mohammed Hafeez concerned if Shaheen Afridi will be fit in time

Despite the injury, Afridi was included in the side for Netherlands ODIs and it was only after landing in UAE for the Asia Cup did the seriousness of the injury made the news. Soon enough, Pakistan Cricket Board had to fly him to London so that he can recover from it as soon as possible.

Meanwhile, the damage was already done and former cricketers and fans had done their bit in targeting the PCB for handling the whole affair poorly.

Furthermore, former Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez said that the lanky pacer could be ruled out of T20 World Cup 2022.

Ex-Pak skipper Mohammed Hafeez wary of Shaheen Afridi’s fitness

“After this injury in the case of Shaheen Shah Afridi, he wasn’t looked after well. I have a strong concern. When you have an injury, you have a process of recovering from this. And it takes time and if you are late in the rehab then it takes even more time,” he said in the clip that he shared across social media.

Pakistan batsman Mohammad Hafeez
Pakistan batsman Mohammad Hafeez (Credits: Getty)

“So for me, my concern is not only Shaheen’s comeback because I am scared he will be ruled out of the T20 World Cup 2022.”

“Because when your injury worsens and your rehab is not on time then it frustrates you even more. In the next 5 to 6 weeks, if Shaheen is available then okay, else,” he said.