Shaheen Shah Afridi is currently out of action due to a knee injury and also missed the Asia Cup 2022. He took to Twitter to give a massive fitness update to fans ahead of the T20 World Cup.
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The 22-year-old took to the social media platform to reveal that he has started bowling ahead of the T20 World Cup, amid his rehabilitation in the United Kingdom.
The left arm pacer shared a video of him bowling with a short run-up on Twitter
“Your success belongs to Allah, not your mindset. Usman Qadir is injured, with a hair line fracture in finger, we will see what option we have, Fakhar Zaman also getting better, I feel he can be very important, but its a call of team management about him and X1” Ramiz Raja told Dawn News.
The ace Pakistan pacer, has been declared fit again and will play the first match of T20 World Cup 2022 against India on October 23 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), says PCB boss Ramiz Raja.
Afridi missed the Asia Cup 2022 and England T20Is at home.
He is not part of the ongoing New Zealand T20I tri-series that involves Bangladesh as well.
Speaking to Pakistan channel Dawn News, Ramiz informed that Afridi will be back for World Cup.
Shaheen is paying his own expenses and he has even paid for his own ticket. He further claimed that the pacer was staying in England on his own money and even arranged a doctor for him, and PCB’s director of international cricket spoke to him just once or twice.
Notably, Shaheen left for the UK directly from the UAE for treatment and recovery from a knee injury that he had suffered during the Test series against Sri Lanka in July this year.
Sheen will be a great inclusion in the Pakistan team, he is brilliant with the new ball and and can be very lethal in the death overs as well.
“But I would like to make one thing clear. Our players are our biggest stakeholders. Ask anybody. What we are doing, no cricket board doesn’t do. And not just for players who play for the national team. First Class players, junior players as well.” added Ramiz Raja