There are chances that, Shahid Afridi is likely to miss the charity match between ICC World XI and the West Indies, that will be played at Lord’s on May 31.
Yesterday, the 38-year-old took to Twitter saying he will be needing another three to four weeks to recover completely from his knee injury.
Went to see my doctor in Dubai, the knee hasnt recovered fully yet. I’ll need another 3-4 weeks. Hoping to regain full fitness after that, keep praying for me. pic.twitter.com/U0gOX9PXtA
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) May 17, 2018
But later he tweeted that, “I will be playing ICC World XI vs West Indies as I feel strongly to support this as a cricketer & Muslim”
I will be playing @ICC World XI vs @westindies as I feel strongly to support this as a cricketer & Muslim. I am following the rehab plan my Doctor gave 💯%. My Allah recommends to help people in need with all the power I have. C u @HomeOfCricket on 31st and let’s keep #HopeNotOut
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) May 18, 2018
Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik and Sri Lanka’s Thisara Perera were among the first set of players to confirm their participation for the ICC World XI in a T20I against the Windies last month.
The match is being staged to raise funds to rebuild and restore five major cricket venues in the Caribbean that were damaged by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said in a statement.
Earlier Bangladesh allrounder Shakib Al Hasan had pulled out of the contest citing personal reasons.
The ICC has added Nepal’s young spin sensation Sandeep Lamichhane to the World XI squad.
England’s Eoin Morgan will lead the squad that has some star-studded names from across the world.
World XI squad:
Eoin Morgan (captain), Dinesh Karthik, Mitchell McClenaghan, Hardik Pandya, Thisara Perera, Rashid Khan, Luke Ronchi, Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Tamim Iqbal, Sandeep Lamichhane