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“Enough, I Cannot Do This Anymore,” Shaheen Afridi Declares, Opening Up About Her Struggles With Injuries

There is little debate that Shaheen Afridi is one of the most talented fast bowlers currently active in Pakistan cricket. The cricketer, who is now 22 years old and made his debut on the international stage in 2018, has already participated in 25 Test matches and taken 99 wickets, including four hauls of five wickets or more.

Due to a knee injury, Shaheen, who is considered to be the “backbone” of Pakistan’s pace unit, has been sidelined and will not be participating in the Asia Cup 2022 as a result of the injury.

Later on, he attempted to make a comeback in the 2022 T20 World Cup, but while competing in the summit clash, he suffered another injury on his knee.

The lightning-quick player is scheduled to make his comeback to the pitch in the 2019 season of the Pakistan Super League, after recovering from an operation and spending several months in rehabilitation (PSL).

In the first game of the competition, Lahore Qalandars will face off against Multan Sultans under Shaheen’s leadership. Multan Sultans will be their opponent.

Nevertheless, in a recent interview, Shaheen shed some light on his days of rehabilitation, when he was about to quit cricket but kept himself motivated by watching his own old videos. During those days, he was almost ready to give up cricket.

“There were times when I felt like throwing in the towel. I was simply working on a single muscle, but it showed no signs of improvement.

During the course of my treatment in the rehabilitation facility, I frequently found myself saying to myself, “This is enough; I cannot do this longer.”

Then, however, I would watch myself bowl on YouTube and see how well I had done; this would motivate me, and I would tell myself, “to push a little more”… According to a statement that Shaheen made on YouTube, “It is disappointing for a fast bowler to miss cricket because of an injury.”

In 32 One-Day Internationals, Shaheen has appeared and has taken a staggering 62 wickets. In addition to this, he has participated in 47 Twenty20 Internationals and has taken 58 wickets.

The first match of the Pakistan Super League season 2023 will take place on February 13, and it will pit Shaheen’s Lahore Qalandars against Multan Sultans.

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