Shaheen Afridi, Pakistan’s Star Pacer was subjected to unavailability due to his knee injury. The Pacer also missed this edition of the Asia Cup due to his injury. But Ramiz Raja, the Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) stated that he had words with Shaheen Shah Afridi and the Pacer is all set to participate in the upcoming World Cup, where the Team’s first encounter is against India.

Shaheen Shah Afridi Will Be Ready For The Battle In the Next Few Days

Shaheen Shah Afridi
Shaheen Shah Afridi. Image Credits: Twitter

Ramiz Raja in his interview with Pakistan’s Dawn News claimed that the progress of Shaheen Afridi is good, also the doctors rated him 90 per cent fit. Ramiz Raja said, “I had a chat with Shaheen, a day before yesterday. He said that he hasn’t felt this good in ages. So, the progress is very good. The doctors had sent the video and he is currently 90 per cent fit. But he said that he will be fit in time and ready for battle.”

Ramiz also revealed that Shaheen Afridi also plans to play a couple of practice matches before being “battle ready” for Pakistan’s opening game against arch-rivals India.

Talking about the injuries of the pacer, Ramiz Raja added, “These knee injuries can be technical and delicate at times. So, we had a discussion that if he is not fully fit, we wouldn’t risk him. But, Shaheen is saying that he is 110 per cent fit at the moment. He also said that he will play the practice matches, and get ready for the game against India.”

Ramiz Raja
Ramiz Raja. Image Credits: Twitter

Ramiz Raja said, “Shaheen se mere parso baat hui thi. Woh kehe rahein hain ki baare arse me nehi huya hu. So progress bohot acha hain. Doctors ne videos bhijwayi hui he. 90 per cent pe hain. Wohi samajhte he ki woh fit he and battle ready honge. Kyunki yeh knee injury jo hotein he woh baare technical and nazuk hotein he. So humara yeh opinion tha ki jab tak woh 110 per cent fit na ho jae hum risk nehi lenge. But Shaheen kehe rahe hain ji iss waqt woh 110 per cent fit he. Aur bole ki woh practice matches khelenge and India keliye bilkul taiyar rahunga,”.

Pakistan will be playing against India in the T20 World Cup opener on Sunday, October 23.

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