Shadab Khan, Pakistan all-rounder, sustains injury against South Africa in World Cup 2023; concussion substitute declared

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In a gripping encounter at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, Pakistan’s all-rounder Shadab Khan suffered a serious injury during the match against South Africa, creating a concerning situation for the team. The incident took place at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, leaving fans and fellow players deeply worried about Shadab’s well-being.

Shadab Khan forced to walk off the field

The incident occurred during the South African run chase, as Shadab aimed the ball towards the non-striker’s end in an attempt to dismiss Temba Bavuma on the second ball of the innings. During the action, Shadab lost his balance, resulting in an injury to both his shoulder and head upon landing.

As a result of the injury, a concussion substitute was announced for Shadab to ensure the team’s continuity in the crucial match. The turn of events cast a shadow over the ongoing World Cup tournament, with fans expressing their concerns and well-wishes for Shadab’s speedy recovery.

The extent of Shadab’s injury and the subsequent impact on his participation in the remainder of the tournament remain uncertain, as the medical team continues to evaluate his condition.

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Usama Mir comes in as concussion substitute

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed that Usama Mir has been picked as the like-to-like replacement for Shadab.

“Pakistan have taken a concussion substitute for Shadab Khan in the ongoing match against South Africa. Usama Mir will replace Shadab. Shadab hit his head while fielding. He briefly took the field, but after a thorough assessment, the Pakistan team medical panel decided to replace him. The substitute request was approved by the match referee,” the PCB Media captioned their social media post.

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