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Irfan fractured his hip during the match
Pakistan pace bowler Mohammad Irfan was forced to play in the second and final Twenty20 International against South Afrca in Dubai, where he sustained his hip fracture, against doctors orders, according to ESPNcricinfo.
Irfan was supposed to be rested for that match, but after he was made to play and injured his hip, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) were quick to get rid of the team doctor and local trainer and bring in a foreign physiotherapist.
Pakistan have been without a physiotherapist since June, when Faisal Hayat left to work in a hospital in Dubai.
According to sources, the team doctor wanted Irfan to be sidelined for the match, but Pakistan’s team management, which is led by former captain Moin Khan, were keen on the lanky pace bowler playing since fellow seamer Junaid Khan was not fit to play.