'Injured' Afridi hopeful of quick recovery in time for World T20 tournament

Islamabad, Mar. 14 (ANI): Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has said that he is hopeful of a quick recovery from injury in time for the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh next week.

Afridi hurt his groin during the recent Asia Cup tournament, in which the defending team lost the finals to Sri Lanka.

According to the Express Tribune, Afridi, who will travel early next week for the World T20 cup, said that he is 'recovering well' and is hoping to play at least one warm-up match.

One of cricket's hardest hitters, Afridi, helped beat Pakistan beat arch-rivals India in the Asia Cup, and the all-rounder is hopeful that the Asia Cup win over India would benefit them in the first proper match of the World T20 tournament in Dhaka on March 21, the report added.

Afridi is reportedly set to miss out Pakistan's first warm up match against New Zealand early next week. (ANI)


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