KABUL: Star Afghanistan cricketer Rashid Khan has undergone a minor lower-back surgery in the UK and is expected to recover soon, according to the Afghanistan Cricket Board.
The talismanic spinner though will miss the Big Bash League, starting December 7.
A statement issued by the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) on Friday said Rashid, who played a vital role in the team’s success against sides such as England and Pakistan in the World Cup in India, had been operated upon by a top surgeon in the UK.
“Afghanistan’s cricket sensation, underwent a minor lower back surgery with the expertise of renowned surgeon Dr. James Alibone in the UK. He has been rested for a brief while and is expected to recover soon,” said the ACB statement on X. Fellow cricketer Mohammad Nabi posted an image of Rashid post-surgery and wrote, “Get well soon king”.
On Thursday, Rashid’s BBL side Adelaide Strikers announced that Rashid would undergo a minor operation soon. Rashid has been playing for the Strikers since 2017. “Rashid is a beloved member of the Strikers and a fan favourite who has been with us for seven years, so he will be extremely missed this summer,” Tim Nielsen, GM of Cricket at Adelaide Strikers, said. Agencies