Shadab Khan ruled out of South Africa and Zimbabwe tours


LAHORE – Pakistan leg-spinner Shadab Khan has been ruled out of from further participation in the ongoing South Africa tour and upcoming Zimbabwe tour after suffering a left toe injury while batting during the second One-Day International.

A statement issued by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said that the injury has sidelined Shahdab for up to four weeks from the sports.

“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 statement read.

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The spinner taking to Twitter explained how he got the injury. He wrote: “Ball hit me on the toe while batting which has ruled me out of the tour. 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. InshAllah I will bounce back and win matches for Pakistan”.

“Remember me in your prayers. I am putting in a lot of effort, I believe if u keep working hard and keep fighting through tough times, Allah helps u reach ur goals. I will keep working hard and will bounce back inshAllah. Thank you for all your love and support. #PakistanZindabad”

The third and final match of the ODI series will be played between Shaheens and Protease on Wednesday.

Currently, the series is levelled at 1-1 as first match was bagged by the visiting Pakistan team and second was won by the host team despite Fakhar Zaman’s heroic 193 scores.

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