Shaheen Shah Afridi, a renowned pace bowler for Pakistan who was already questionable for the Test series against England next month due to a knee ailment, revealed on Sunday that he had surgery to remove his appendix.
The 22-year-old left-armer updated his followers on Twitter about the procedure and said he was doing fine.
“Had an appendectomy today but Alhumdulillah (by the grace of God) feeling better. Remember me in your prayers,” he tweeted, with a picture of him in a hospital bed.”
Had an appendectomy today but Alhumdulillah feeling better. Remember me in your prayers. 🤲 pic.twitter.com/M70HWwl9Cn
— Shaheen Shah Afridi (@iShaheenAfridi) November 20, 2022
Shaheen’s older brother Riaz, who plays Test cricket for Pakistan, told AFP that appendicitis struck him suddenly.
Shaheen had breakfast early on Sunday and began to have considerable pain after an hour. Riaz stated, “We took him to a doctor who diagnosed appendicitis and performed the surgery.
He is supposed to relax for at least a week.
Shaheen’s rehabilitation began after he injured his knee at the Twenty20 World Cup final on November 13 in Melbourne.
He will probably be unable to participate in the upcoming test series against England, which is set to begin in Rawalpindi on December 1.
Shaheen, a strike bowler for Pakistan in all competitions, has taken 99 Test, 62 ODI, and 58 Twenty20 wickets in his professional career.