Twenty20: Thumb injury may jinx Afridi’s participation

Afridi received two stitches on his left hand thumb, team management says final decision depends on doctors'...

Fawad Hussain September 04, 2012

KARACHI: All-rounder Shahid Afridi who missed the second ODI due to a back injury might not be able to play in the three-match Twenty20 series following a thumb injury.

Manager of the Pakistan cricket team, Naveed Akram Cheema, said that the management was awaiting the doctor’s feedback on injuries Afridi received during the third and final ODI against Australia.

The availability of the all-rounder depends on the doctor’s feedback on the two stitches he received on his left hand thumb.

“We will take a decision after hearing from doctors,” Cheema told The Express Tribune from Dubai.

The T20 series will start on Wednesday, September 5 and end on September 10.

Meanwhile, another official associated with the team feared that the former captain might miss out on a couple of matches.

“Normally, stitches require three to five days to recover and Afridi might not be available for the first two matches.”

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Syed Shahbaz | 8 years ago | Reply

Afridi Bhai Take Retirement from International Cricket or else perform!!!! Same Goes to Umar Akmal, we will not let you stay in Team if you cant perform.

Usman | 8 years ago | Reply

a blessing in disguise really!!!

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