‘I’m bowling like I was before my injury,’ says Pakistani star pacer
Pakistani fastballer Shaheen his Afridi is ready to return to the field after having “fully recovered” from an injury that has kept him out of the game since last November.
“I scored about 55 overs during training, so I’m ready to play in any form of cricket,” Shaheen told media on Wednesday.
Speedster told the media that he was bowling just like he was before his injury and was ready to play on the field again.
The 22-year-old is currently out of the Pakistan squad as he recovers from a knee injury sustained during his 2022 T20 World Cup final against England on 13 November 2022.
“It was difficult for me to be on the sidelines. The team needed me, so I decided to participate in the T20 World Cup. Had he gone bowling like he did at the T20 World Cup, the results would have been different,” the pitch setter said of off-pitch time.
Shaheen also expressed disappointment at missing out on his home season, which included a tour of England and New Zealand.
“I was upset that we missed the home series against England and New Zealand. I wanted to play in front of my home crowd and help my team win,” he said.
The lanky pacesetter will lead Lahore his Callanders in the next edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), where his team is defending his champions. The 8th edition of the PSL will be held from February 13th to March 19th, 2023.
Shaheen’s return to international cricket will depend on the success of the fast bowler’s rehabilitation program and subsequent approval by the medical staff.
Shaheen recently shared a video of his training session on Twitter.