Former Pakistani captain Shahid Afridi made the surprising confession that the team’s star pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi, is currently receiving treatment for a knee injury in London, is paying everything out of pocket and is not receiving any aid from PCB.
The recently finished Asia Cup T20 event was missed by the 22-year-old Afridi, who will now sit out the seven-match T20I series against England at home. However, he should recover in time for the T20 World Cup. The 22-year-old is presently doing his recovery program in London to get ready for the T20 World Cup.
Shahid Afridi, the renowned all-rounder and former captain of the Men in Green, recently made the surprising confession that Shaheen is paying for his stay in the UK out of his pocket and is not receiving any support from the Pakistan Cricket Board.
Giving insights into the whole scenario, Shahid Afridi, in an interview with Samma TV, said, “When I talk about Shaheen.. that guy went to England on his own. He bought his ticket; he spent his own money to stay in a hotel. I arranged a doctor for him, then he contacted the doctor. PCB is not doing anything; he is doing that on his own.”
“Everything, from coordination to doctors to his hotel room and food expenses, he is paying out of his pocket. As far as I know, Zakir Khan talked to him 1-2 times, but that was it,” Shahid Afridi further added.