“I never suffered knee injury, but those who have suffered tell me it takes time,” Wasim Akram concerned about Shaheen Afridi’s injury

Shaheen Afridi has been advised to stay away from the game for a period of one and half months

Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram reckons it might take a little bit of time before Shaheen Afridi returns to the cricket field again. It has already been confirmed that Shaheen won’t take any part in the Asia Cup 2022 and the 7 T20 internationals against England at home, but he is still in with a chance to recover before Pakistan’s squad for T20 World Cup is announced.

Wasim Akram was recently talking about Shaheen’s injury on Star Sports and he said that he himself never suffered that kind of an injury at any stage in his career, but he knows a couple of bowlers who have had to go through knee injury and those bowlers have told him that it’s not easy. Firstly, a knee injury takes time to heal completely and then it affects the confidence of a bowler even when he gets fit.

Wasim said that knee plays such a massive role in the delivery stride of a fast bowler that even if there is slight problem with the knee, the bowler wouldn’t be 100% confident about his bowling. There would always be uncertainty and reluctance in his mind about pushing hard because he would fear he might damage his knee again.

Pakistan will miss Shaheen’s quality with the new ball: Wasim Akram

Wasim Akram admitted that Pakistan will miss Shaheen’s quality with the new ball in the Asia Cup. Wasim said that T20 cricket might be about defensive bowling and saving runs, but a bowling attack can stop the opposition from scoring quick runs only by picking early wickets and that’s what Shaheen does for Pakistan. He always goes for wickets upfront by bowling straight lines and looking for swing.

Shaheen Afridi had given India two huge blows early on during the last India Vs Pakistan game in the T20 World Cup 2021. The southpaw had sent both Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul to the pavilion within his first two overs.



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