Shaheen Afridi, a top pacer for Pakistan, has recovered from a knee injury and will join the national team for the exhibition games leading up to the 2022 T20 World Cup, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced earlier this week.
The speedster will make his return to international cricket after over three months and will face significant pressure in the match at Melbourne Cricket Ground as Pakistan opens its T20 World Cup campaign against archrival India.
Azhar Mahmood, a former Pakistani all-rounder, thinks the 22-year-old will have no trouble rejoining the team as long as his recovery procedure is fully completed.
The former bowling coach responded to a query in an exclusive interview by saying, “Hopefully, Shaheen will be able to bowl well like before. I am one of the Pakistanis who is praying for him.
The famous bowler said earlier this week that although the recuperation process was challenging, he truly liked it. To be completely honest, he said, “I am feeling fitter than ever and can’t wait to wear the playing kit.
Shaheen suffered a knee injury in the first Test against Sri Lanka, which prevented him from playing in the ODI series against the Netherlands, the 2022 Asia Cup, and other events. the tri-series in New Zealand and the T20I series against England.