An unexpected occurrence occurred during the current match between Pakistan and South Africa at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, which altered the outcome of the game. Vice-captain and leg-spinner Shadab Khan had to leave the pitch in the first over of Pakistan’s bowling innings due to an injury, dealing a devastating blow to the team. Due to this sudden turn of events, Pakistan fans everywhere are holding their breath for news on Shadab Khan’s health.
The event took place on the second delivery of the first over, when Iftikhar Ahmed, bowled a delivery. Temba Bavuma, captain of South Africa, timed the ball towards mid-on and decided to go for a solitary run. At the same time, Shadab Khan dashed for the ball, picked it up and readied a pinpoint throw.
Khan, however, was not the recipient of such good fortune. With the ball in his hand, he stumbled as he let go and landed awkwardly on his shoulder. When it became clear that the injury may be serious, the Pakistanis let out a collective gasp. The leg-spinner was evaluated on the pitch by medical personnel who were called to the scene immediately.
Shadab Khan showed incredible fortitude in the face of obvious suffering. As the stretcher was being brought out, he mustered the strength to get up and walk off the field by himself. The fact that he was able to walk off the pitch shows how much he cared about the game and his team.
Fans of Pakistani cricket and the sport across the globe were left wondering how seriously Shadab Khan was injured.
[VIDEO] Shadab Khan Suffers An Injury And Had To Leave The Field
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Pakistan (Playing XI): Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam(c), Mohammad Rizwan(w), Saud Shakeel, Shadab Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Haris Rauf
South Africa (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock(w), Temba Bavuma(c), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Gerald Coetzee, Keshav Maharaj, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi