As a blow for the Pakistan cricket team, seasoned all-rounder Shadab Khan has been ruled out of the remainder of the South Africa tour and the succeeding tour of Zimbabwe. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), on Monday, confirmed that the player will miss the upcoming fixtures due to a toe injury.
The toe injury, which was suffered while batting in the 2nd ODI against South Africa on Sunday, will sideline the spinner for up to four weeks. While Pakistan won the opener ODI, hosts South Africa bounced back on Sunday to win the second ODI by 17 runs to level the three-match series.
"X-rays conducted following the match revealed an 'intra articular communicated fracture' though there is neither any displacement nor angulation," the PCB said in a statement.
"The injury will be treated conservatively and Shadab will undergo a four-week rehab."
Remember me in your prayers. I am putting in a lot of effort, I believe if u keep working hard and keep fighting through tough times, Allah helps u reach ur goals. I will keep working hard and will bounce back inshAllah. Thank you for all your love and support. #PakistanZindabad— Shadab Khan (@76Shadabkhan) April 5, 2021
The decider 3rd ODI is scheduled to be played at the Centurion on Wednesday. Following the ODIs, the two teams will be involved in a 4-match T20I series. Pakistan will next travel to Zimbabwe for three T20Is and a 2-match Test series starting on April 21.