Abrar Ahmed, Pakistan’s mysterious spinner, suffered an injury during Australia’s Test tour. A medical report highlighted that the 25-year-old’s injury happened due to neglecting the advice of the medical panel.
Reportedly, Abrar didn’t adhere to the doctors’ instructions for healing the injury, preventing him from participating in any matches during the Australian tour, as stated in the available medical.
The report disclosed that Abrar was dealing with Sciatica, a condition causing leg pain, numbness, or tingling. His trouble began during the ICC World Cup 2023 in India when he first experienced hip pain. Immediate tests diagnosed him with Sciatica.
The medical staff outlined a recovery plan, including exercise limitations and drills, but the spinner didn’t follow these instructions. Despite the team management’s repeated requests, Abrar failed to comply with the medical panel’s advice.
During a practice match against Prime Minister XI in Australia, Abrar aggravated his injury due to non-compliance, leading to his complete exclusion from the series. Despite bowling 27 overs and taking a wicket during the four-day match, discomfort in his right leg led to an MRI.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed Abrar’s absence from the first two Tests. However, just before the Sydney Test, he was ruled out of the final match too.
Currently undergoing rehabilitation at Lahore’s National Cricket Academy (NCA), Abrar will miss Pakistan’s upcoming five-match T20I series against New Zealand starting on January 12 in Auckland.