Haris will make comeback to national team

Islamabad—Middle-order batsman Haris Sohail is recovering well from once career-threatening knee injury and has vowed that he will soon make a comeback in the national side, may be in the later part of England tour this summer.
“My recovery is a little slow but I am getting better day by day and with God’s help,I should recover completely,” Haris was quoted as saying by Pak Passion.
“This is a slow but meticulously managed process. I have not started any cricket practice as yet as the rehabilitation phase is still in progress. These are just the starting stages of my rehabilitation; the total recovery is around six months long.”
The southpaw made an appearance on the Pakistan cricket scene in 2013 and soon came into reckoning in the middle order of all three formats. Unluckily, he incurred a knee injury in June 2015 for which he was operated in December 2015.
The 27-year-old further said that he is recovering well and will be starting cricket-related training in June.
“I can only start sports related activity after four or five months into this recovery period of six months,” he explained. “So, I expect to start training later this month and start cricket-related training around June.”
Haris has a healthy average of 43 after representing Pakistan in 22 ODIs. He has scored 774 runs at a strike rate of 82.86. Thus, the vacant space left by Haris’ in the middle order was felt by Pakistan during their Asia Cup and World T20 campaigns. However, Haris believes surgery was the only way out after the career-threatening injury.
“The injury was a serious one and surgery was really the last choice after all other options had been exhausted but I am confident that I will be able to fully recover and serve Pakistan again,” he said.
Meanwhile, with Pakistan’s tour of England this summer, Haris is not sure if he will be able to make it into the squad.May be he rehabilitate enough to challenge for a place in the One-Day or Twenty20 squad in August or September.—APP

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