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Pakistan left-arm pace bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi has revealed that he couldn’t walk properly for the first two months after he suffered a knee injury.
The 22-year-old was out of action for a lengthy period of time before eventually returning for the T20 World Cup.
In the seven matches he played, he snapped up 11 wickets in seven matches at an average of 14.09 and an economy rate of 6.15.
“For the first two months I didn’t even walk properly because the swelling would increase. I just went to the gym then. In the last two weeks I bowled in the indoors so that I am somewhat prepared to run on these surfaces. The summer was over so there were no outdoor pitches available so I could only bowl indoors,” he was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.
Afridi now faces even more time on the sidelines as he injured his knee again in the final, where Pakistan lost to England by five wickets.
It remains to be seen how long it will take for him to get back to full fitness, but it is possible he will miss Pakistan’s Test series against England and New Zealand from December to January.
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