Pakistan cricket team’s all-rounder Shadab Khan has beel ruled out from the tour of South Africa and Zimbabwe due to a toe injury, said the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

As per details, the 22-year-old spinner got an injury in his tow while he was batting during the second one-day match in Johannesburg, which South Africa won by 17 runs to level the three match series.

Shadab will now be sidelined for up to four weeks, said the PCB statement, adding that the “X-rays conducted following the match revealed an ‘intra articular communicated fracture’ though there is neither any displacement nor angulation”.

“The injury will be treated conservatively and Shadab will undergo a four-week rehab.”

The news of being ruled out from two international tours was also confirmed by the spinner himself, who wrote on Twitter, “I am working very very hard and giving it my all, I have not been able to perform at the level I want to but hard work will InshAllah pay off,” he wrote, saying he hoped to “bounce back and win matches for Pakistan”.

Shadab Khan urged his fans to pray for him and thanked them for their support.

The all-rounder is also the vice-captain of the Pakistan squad in the white-ball cricket. He failed to take any wicket in the two ODIs against South Africa and scored 33 and 13 runs in the two games.

The third one-day between the two teams will be held in Centurion on Wednesday followed by four T20s.

After this tour, Pakistan side will travel to Zimbabwe for three T20s and two Test matches beginning on April 21.


From : pk.mashable.com

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