Afghanistan’s Star Cricketer Rashid Khan Withdraws from PSL 9 Due to Back Surgery Recovery

Afghanistan’s cricket sensation, Rashid Khan, has officially withdrawn from participating in the upcoming Pakistan Super League (PSL) Season 9 due to his ongoing recovery from back surgery. Rashid Khan, who has represented Lahore Qalandars in the past three PSL seasons, will not be able to join the action this time.

The setback was evident when Lahore Qalandars, during the draft in December, secured Rashid Khan in the Silver category. However, rumors surfaced that he might not be available for the entire PSL season, and recent developments have confirmed his unavailability.

Rashid Khan’s formal withdrawal comes as part of his continued recovery from a back injury that required surgery in November. The league spinner underwent surgery, and the rehabilitation process has necessitated him stepping away from competitive cricket for the time being.

Lahore Qalandars, having drafted Rashid Khan in the Supplementary category and alternative drafts, will now have the opportunity to choose another player to fill the void left by the Afghan star. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has confirmed the approval of this substitution.

Rashid Khan, who arrived in India at the beginning of the month for a T20 series, found himself unable to actively participate in the matches due to lingering fitness concerns. His recent withdrawals from the Big Bash League and Afghanistan’s domestic T20 competition indicate a cautious approach towards his recovery.

Having already opted out of the Bangladesh Premier League and the Abu Dhabi T10 League earlier, this marks another instance where Rashid Khan has prioritized his fitness over competitive cricket. Despite these setbacks, cricket fans hope to see him back in action at full strength soon, contributing his exceptional skills to the sport.