Tuesday, 18 January 2022

Imran Nazir returns to cricket after prolonged illness

LAHORE: Famous hard hitting Pakistan opener Imran Nazir has finally stepped onto the ground once again for what may be his last glory in his career.

Nazir always mesmerised fans through his aggressive batting style despite facing ups and downs in his career. His popularity did not take a nosedive.

He played eight Tests, 79 One Day Internationals and 25 T20 matches for the national side. But for the last four years, he had been battling an illness related to severe joint pain. Knowing him, it’s no surprise he managed to beat the odds and is now ready to get back on the cricket grounds.

The veteran batsmen has started training at LCC Ground Lahore and is already eyeing a spot in the Pakistan Super League (PSL). The cricketer said he had prayed to perform in the sport once again and his prayers have now been answered.

He said that his family and fans prayed a lot for him and especially mentioned fellow cricketer Shahid Afridi, who assisted him in making a comeback.

Now fit and wanting to play cricket again, Nazir is ready for the PSL. “If I get a chance to play now then I will,” he said.


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