Pakistan’s Shadab fights hepatitis ahead of World Cup | Sunday Observer

Pakistan’s Shadab fights hepatitis ahead of World Cup

Shadab Khan
Shadab Khan

KARACHI AFP: Pakistan’s fast-rising all-rounder Shadab Khan was Wednesday battling to be fit for the World Cup after contracting hepatitis, reportedly from a dentists’s non-sterilised instruments.

The 20-year-old was last month ruled out of Pakistan’s ongoing tour of England after blood tests revealed he was suffering from hepatitis.

Pakistan media reported that Shadab contracted the virus during dental treatment in Rawalpindi.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said Shadab had a check-up with a UK-based doctor and was advised two weeks rest.

“Shadab had a check up with Dr Patrick Kennedy, a world renowned gastroenterologist and hepatologist who specialises in liver disease in elite sportsmen and was put on medication,” said a PCB release.

After two weeks rest, Shadab will undergo another round of blood tests in Lahore after which his availability for the World Cup will be assessed, a PCB spokesman said.