Pacer Shaheen Afridi’s health forward of the 2022 ICC T20 World Cup has been a significant concern for Pakistan. Talking on the matter, former captain Salman Butt opined Afridi shouldn’t play within the upcoming World Cup if he’s not 100 per cent match to participate within the mega occasion in Australia.
Shaheen Afridi did his rehabilitation in London, however it’s nonetheless not recognized whether or not Shaheen will participate within the showpiece occasion in Australia. Nonetheless, Butt urged that the World Cups will come and go, but it surely’s essential to protect Shaheen, in an effort to delay his profession.
Shaheen Afridi is supposed to play extra World Cups sooner or later; highlights Salman Butt
Shaheen is anticipated to succeed in Australia on October 15, forward of Pakistan’s opening match of the match towards arch-rivals India on October 23.
Chatting with Paktv.television, Salman Butt was quoted as saying, “Shaheen just isn’t a one World Cup participant. He can play the following 5, if he stays match. World Cups will come and go. If he’s rushed, this harm may very well be career-threatening. The ODI World Cup subsequent yr, and within the subsequent 10 years, there can be two extra. So, in an effort to delay his profession, it’s essential to protect him. If he didn’t get injured, he would’ve performed each recreation, and Naseem would possibly’ve not made his debut.”
Salman Butt backs ex-Pakistan pacer Aaqib Javed on Shaheen Afridi’s health issues
Butt’s feedback got here after former Pakistan pacer Aaqib Javed had additionally suggested Shaheen to not take part within the upcoming occasion as a result of it could solely worsen the harm
“Quick bowlers like Shaheen Afridi will not be born each day. My recommendation to Shaheen Afridi is to not play the upcoming T20 World Cup as a result of Shaheen is extra essential than this World Cup,” Javed was quoted as saying by Cricket Pakistan.
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