Pakistan’s star fast bowler, Naseem Shah rehabilitation has successfully completed after undergoing surgery on his right shoulder a few months ago.
Taking to Instagram, the 20-year-old shared an update on his recovery journey, expressing gratitude to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and his medical team for their support during his rehabilitation in England.
“Today marks the completion of my rehab in England. I’m grateful to the PCB for organizing everything,” Naseem wrote, acknowledging the efforts of his medical team led by Dr Imtiaz Ahmed, along with physios George Earl and Adam Wright in England.
Naseem sustained a shoulder injury during the Asia Cup, forcing him out of the tournament and also causing him to miss the 2023 World Cup due to the surgery and recovery process. His absence was felt in the team’s bowling lineup during the World Cup, impacting their performance.
In a significant move, Naseem Shah has decided not to represent Quetta Gladiators in the upcoming Pakistan Super League’s ninth season. There’s a buzz around his possible switch to Islamabad United, following intense interest from multiple franchises.
After an intense competition for his signing, Islamabad United emerged victorious in securing Naseem, making it one of the noteworthy trades in PSL history. This potential move involves Abrar Ahmed and Mohammad Wasim Jnr possibly moving to Quetta Gladiators before the transfer window closes.
Initially linked with Multan Sultans, Naseem’s shift to United seemed imminent as they expressed earlier interest and eventually succeeded in the deal.
Shadab Khan, United’s captain, dropped hints on social media about anticipating someone’s arrival, prompting Naseem’s playful response.
Moreover, the date for the PSL Player Draft 2024 has been confirmed for December 13, 2023, at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore. PSL 9 is tentatively scheduled from February 8 to March 24, 2024.