Shaheen Afridi’s MRI report being reviewed by medical staff

Shaheen Shah Afridi celebrating wicket on day 1 of the opening Test against Sri Lanka – Sri Lanka Cricket

GALLE: Pakistani pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi will continue to play in the Galle Test as his MRI test report is being reviewed by the medical staff of the cricket team.

A spokesperson of the Pakistan  Cricket Board  (PCB) said the medical staff has received Shaheen Afridi’s MRI report which they are reviewing.

“He will continue to participate in the ongoing match,” the media manager added.

The star bowler underwent an MRI Tuesday after suffering a leg injury during the first Test against Sri Lanka played at Galle International Stadium.

The spokesperson said that Shaheen had felt a pulled muscle in his leg while fielding, for which icing was initially recommended to him. However, the cricketer had to undergo an MRI when his pain did not subside.

The pacer left the field after suffering the injury. He could only bowl seven overs in the second innings.

Shaheen led the bowling attack in the first innings with four wickets rattling the Sri Lankan batting order, however, in the second innings, it was spinners who bagged the most wickets.

Pakistan are chasing the target of 342 after the hosts were bowled out on 337 in the first session today.

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