Shadab Khan picked up an injury after stepping on the ball while fielding during a National T20 Cup match between Rawalpindi and Sialkot. The Islamabad captain, Shadab, was carried off the field on his teammate’s back, prompting fans to question the lack of basic facilities in the stadium. The incident occurred at the United Bank Limited Sports Complex in Karachi.
Physios attended to him, wrapping an ice pack on his left ankle for assessment. Islamabad United provided an update stating, “@76Shadabkhan was bowling brilliantly in the National T20 Cup, conceding only 7 in 2 overs before he was taken off the field. He twisted his ankle while fielding; however, initial reports suggest it is nothing serious.”
Shadab Khan’s last appearance for Pakistan was during the ODI World Cup held in India from August 5 to November 19. Unfortunately, Pakistan did not qualify for the semi-finals, and Shadab, serving as Babar Azam’s deputy, had a below-par performance. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chose Shaheen Afridi over Shadab as the new captain of the T20I team, overlooking him despite his World Cup experience.