WATCH: Shadab Khan injures himself and goes off field after awkward fall against SA in CWC 2023

After a valiant comeback with the bat, Pakistan suffered a massive blow in the field as all-rounder Shadab Khan injured himself. Chasing the 271-run total, South Africa started the proceeding against off-spinner Iftikhar Ahmed. After the first ball went for four wides, South African captain Temba Bavuma pushed the ball towards mid-on to complete a single.

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Fielding the delivery,  Shadab Khan attempted an off-balanced throw and seemingly hurt his head and shoulder as he hit the ground. Moments later, Khan was still on the ground as the physios came out and later called for a stretcher. After the medical staff attended Khan, the leg-spinner walked back to the dressing room in pain.

Check out the incident here:

Talking about the first innings, Saud Shakeel was the top batter for Pakistan as he scored 52 in 52 balls with seven boundaries. Talking about his performance, Shakeel stressed on the importance of how spending time in the middle helped him score runs on a tricky wicket. He said, ” Early it was harder to bat on, the ball was gripping. But I kept on taking my chances, I know my strengths. I was fortunate enough that I scored runs. I just try to follow whatever role is given to me.”

“Keep backing myself against spinners. Earlier in the tournament I was getting starts, but wasn’t able to convert it, happy that I did it today. You can target the shorter boundary, you can take your chances on that side. This pitch is different as compared to the earlier one. It’s all about taking early wickets. If we take early wickets, we are in the game.”

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