Pakistan’s top order batsman Fakhar Zaman will not play in their upcoming T20 World Cup encounter against South Africa. His participation in the tournament for the duration is also in doubt due to the exacerbation of a knee issue.
According to Dr. Najeeb Soomro, chief medical officer of PCB and Pakistan team doctor, who talked to the media in Sydney, both the player and the management were aware of the hazards of including him in the world cup squad.
“We know Fakhar sustained a knee injury roughly seven weeks ago at the Asia Cup.” He has shown incredible bravery, resilience, and hard effort in returning to the team. “He went through intense counseling before rejoining the squad,” Dr. Najeeb explained.
“Obviously, it takes time for a knee injury to heal completely.” Fakhar and the team were aware of the risks before the competition, therefore we were able to get him in. You saw him perform in the previous game. Unfortunately, he had a little twist, which aggravated his injury. He’s had scans, and no new injuries have been discovered. According to the PCB’s chief medical officer, he does not feel 100 percent.
According to Dr. Soomro, Fakhar is doing well right now, and the medical staff is working with him.
When asked if Fakhar was rushed to the squad for the event, the doctor said that the PCB’s medical panel was closely monitoring the batter and that he was performing well in all tests.
“We were aware of the dangers of his return. He is clearly an important member of the team, as the medical personnel, the player, and the team management were all aware. We agreed to let him play again since sports necessitate taking risks. It’s unfortunate that you have a small reaction to something every now and then, but he was extremely brave, and we worked really hard to bring him back in,” the man explained.
Fakhar’s withdrawal from tomorrow’s game has been confirmed by the Pakistani team spokeswoman.