Pakistan Acknowledging their choice of batsman was risky Farharzaman in their 2022 T20 World Cup Despite concerns about his knee injury. Team doctor Najeebullah Soomro admitted the knee injury will take time to recover to 100%, but added that Pakistan’s management and medical staff are aware of the gamble.
Fakhar was left out of the original 15-man lineup because he didn’t fit.However, he was later selected for the ICC event team, and the leg spinner Usman Kadir was transferred to the reserve team. The southpaw was absent from the games against India and Zimbabwe, both of which Pakistan lost.
The 32-year-old was picked for Perth’s game against the Netherlands and has 20 of 16 goals. However, he aggravated the knee injury during the game. According to reports, he is unlikely to play in the T20 World Cup again.
Speaking about Zaman’s situation, Soomro was quoted as saying ESPNcricinfo:
“Obviously any knee injury takes time to recover to 100 per cent. Farhar and the team understand the risks of playing and we let him play. You saw how he batted in the last game, unfortunately It was in the last game that he had a little twist that aggravated his injury.
“We are aware of the risk of a comeback. He is obviously an important player for the team. The players, the medical staff and the management of the team are aware of that. We decided to bring him back. In cricket and in any sport, we take risks. Sometimes they get paid, sometimes they don’t.
Fahal’s absence could see struggling Asif Ali make a comeback. Haider Ali and Khushdil Shah are the team’s other batting options.
“From a medical point of view, we believe he is perfectly healthy” – Shaheen Afridi, Pakistan team doctor
In addition to Fakhar, the fitness of Shaheen Afridi has also been called into question, and he has made a comeback following an injury-hit stop.
After the loss to Zimbabwe, a video went viral showing the cricketer struggling to run in the final ball of the match. However, Soomro claims he is medically fit to return to cricket. He elaborated:
“There is physical fitness and then in the game you need to have different forms of performance attributes. From a medical point of view, we believe he is completely healthy. You can see him improving every game…from our point of view , we are very confident in his progress.
“It seems to me that the medical team and the relevant experts have worked very hard with him, day and night, and from a medical point of view, we are confident that he will give his all.”
Left-armed seaman Afridi has played in all three of Pakistan’s matches but has only batted one wicket in the match.
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