Leg-twirling Afghan star Rashid Khan suffered a knee injury in the T20 World Cup Super 12 round game against Sri Lanka on Tuesday. Afghanistan head coach Jonathan Trott provided an update on the athlete’s injury. Trott said Rashid Khan’s injury was not serious.
Note that Rashid Khan went to stop the border in the 19th round of the Sri Lankans and his knee got stuck on the ground. He walked off the pitch and was then seen struggling in a lot of pain. Rashid was taken off the pitch by the team physio and other players as he struggled to walk on his own. The leg spinner took two wickets for 31 runs in his 4 over quota against Sri Lanka.
At a press conference after Afghanistan’s loss to Sri Lanka, Trott said Rashid Khan would have scans tomorrow to check the condition of the injury, but said the injury was not serious. The Afghanistan head coach has also revealed that Rashid Khan is set to play in the World Cup with a back injury.
Trott said: “Rashid Khan is taken care of. I think he has strength in his knee. He also had a back problem before coming to the World Cup. So maybe it happened again. I think he will be fine. However, we cannot say anything, but hope that there are no serious injuries.
Let us tell you that Afghanistan’s dream of reaching the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup has been shattered. Mohammad Nabi-led Afghanistan’s trip to the Super-12 round of the tournament came to an end after losing to Sri Lanka on Tuesday. Afghanistan are due to play their final group stage match against defending champions Australia, but this will not positively impact their chances of moving forward.
Afghanistan has a great chance to make a big upheaval. If the Afghan team manages to beat Australia, they can eliminate last year’s champions from the tournament.