Star Afghan cricketer Rashid Khan has successfully undergone a minor lower-back surgery in the UK, according to the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB). The talented spinner, celebrated for his pivotal role in Afghanistan’s success against teams like England and Pakistan in the World Cup, is expected to make a swift recovery. However, Rashid will be absent from the upcoming Big Bash League, commencing on December 7.
The ACB released a statement on Friday confirming Rashid’s surgery, performed by renowned surgeon Dr. James Alibone in the UK. The board expressed optimism about Rashid’s quick recovery after a brief period of rest.
Amid well-wishes for the cricket sensation, fellow player Mohammad Nabi shared a post-surgery image of Rashid, adding a heartfelt “Get well soon king.”
The announcement of Rashid’s surgery came a day after his Big Bash League team, the Adelaide Strikers, revealed that the cricketer would undergo a minor operation. Rashid has been a key player for the Strikers since 2017, and his absence will be felt as he focuses on his recovery.