Yesterday, Babar got hit on his wrist while playing very well and dominating the second day of the game. He was retired hurt at 68 hoping to come back to the field soon but the things got worse when he reached the dressing room.
The major right-handed batsman and the backbone for Pakistan team, Babar Azam was ruled out of the rest of the two-match series, a very unfortunate development for Pakistan team.
Babar is still the top scorer with the total of 68 on 120 balls before the start of the third day, Pakistan made 350 for 8 at the end of the second day ahead of England with 166 runs on board. England were all out at 184 in their first innings.
England’s pacer Ben Strokes hit Babar Azam on the wrist after he had to retire hurt because he couldn’t resist the pain.
23-year-old Babar Azam had an unlucky 13th test, he walked off the ground after a long time on-field treatment, he was taken to the hospital for the scan where doctors confirmed that he wouldn’t be able to participate in the current test at Lords and the next test at Headingley.
According to Pakistan’s physiotherapist Cliff Deacon, “We took him for X-ray as a precautionary measure but unfortunately confirmed a fractured left wrist.”
He further said, “It normally takes four to six weeks to heal back, we will keep checking with further X-rays.”
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said they do not intend to add a replacement batsman for Babar Azam, they will continue with the 16 player’s squad.
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