ICC World Cup 2019: Rashid Khan might be fit for the game against South Africa, says Skipper Gulbadin Naib

Rashid Khan injured himself in the match against New Zealand after being hit by a bouncer.
ICC World Cup 2019: Rashid Khan might be fit for the game against South Africa, says Skipper Gulbadin NaibICC World Cup 2019: Rashid Khan might be fit for the game against South Africa, says Skipper Gulbadin Naib
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Afghanistan received a major blow in their match against New Zealand as one of their most crucial players; Rashid Khan injured himself after being hit on the head. It was a bouncer bowled by New Zealand’s fast bowler, Lockie Ferguson in the first innings of the game. The Afghanistan bowler did not bowl for the rest of the match and they lost their third match in the tournament by 7 wickets.

However, Skipper Gulbadin Naib is confident of a speed-recovery of the Afghanistan bowler and said that Afghani people are strong and it is just a small thing.

Speaking of his injury, Skipper Gulbadin Naib updated that Rashid is feeling better now and the doctors asked him to not go to the field for a couple of days. He mentioned that Rashid needs rest and the team obviously have a couple of days off before their next clash against South Africa.

"I asked the physio if he needed rest, some headache. We have a rest of one week for the other game. So now he's feeling well. So he should go to the hospital and check for some tests. He's well. Afghani people is strong. So it's just a small thing," he added.

It was the third consecutive loss for the team in the tournament. Afghanistan lost their first game against the Aussies by 7 wickets and their second one against Sri Lanka by 34 runs.

Afghanistan will play their next game against the Proteas on Saturday, 15th June at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff.

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