Shaheen Shah Afridi ‘decides against’ participating in ongoing BPL
Sources tell Geo News that Pakistani pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi has opted out of playing in the current Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) and will instead continue his rehabilitation at the National High-Performance Center (NHPC) in Lahore.
Saturday’s reports indicated the left-handed fast bowler’s rehabilitation programme included playing two or three games in the BPL.
They added that the pacer has decided against participating in the league and will instead complete his rehabilitation in Pakistan.
The fast man, so the story goes, will be in Lahore the following week to continue his rehabilitation at the NHPC.
The pacer’s knee injury from the T20 World Cup final in Australia on November 12 forced him to miss the home series against England and New Zealand.
Shaheen has been out of action for over two months, despite the PCB’s insistence that there is “no sign of injury.”
in position for a return
It was reported that Shaheen was feeling better and ready to make a comeback while training with the national team before the ODI series against New Zealand.
I am ready,” Shaheen wrote on Twitter, linking to a PCB video in which he discussed his rehabilitation.
Shaheen praised the efforts of the team’s physiotherapist Cliffe Deacon and noted the benefits of being a part of the team during his recovery. The pacer added that he has been given a week-by-week schedule for his comeback from injury by the PCB’s administration.
“Over the course of the past week, which just ended today, I bowled roughly 19 overs. I expect to bowl about 25 overs next week “As reported by Geo News, he let the press know.
The fast bowler continued, “It is good to be back in the ground, I missed this all so much and I am thankful to the Almighty for this.”
To a question about how hard it was for him to be away from the field, Shaheen said that the support of his loved ones kept him going. His confidence was maintained, however, by his desire to play for Pakistan once more.
The Pakistan team has struggled without its premier pacer this home season, losing 3-0 to England in a Test series and 1-2 to New Zealand in One-Day Internationals.