Khaled Ahmed to Undergo Knee Surgery, Will Be Out of Action for Four Months
Exciting Bangladesh fast bowler Khaled Ahmed will undergo knee surgery after suffering a fracture in his left knee. Thus, Khaled is set to undergo the knife according to Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB).
The 26-year-old Sylhet-born Khaled has nursed an injury after partaking in the elite camp. According to the BCB officials, Khaled might be out of action for the maximum of four months.
“It’s a huge blow as we wanted to prepare him for the upcoming Test series by providing him a platform to bowl longer spells during the four-day matches against Afghanistan A,” BCB chief selector Minhajul Abedin stated in a release.
On Wednesday (June 12), officials reiterated that Khaled has had nursed an injury during his Eid break.
According to the MRI report, Khalid has damaged meniscus, which requires timely surgery.
”I was watching a World Cup game of Bangladesh at my home and suddenly I felt like a muscle cramp. I tried to move my leg quickly in order to free my muscle and unexpectedly hurt myself,” Khaled revealed to Cricbuzz.com.
Moreover, BCB’s team physio, Bayjedul Islam Khan, has closely monitored Khalid after he has damaged his left knee.
”As per the MRI report Khaled had damaged his meniscus of the left knee to an extent that there is no alternative but for a surgery. He will be out for at least three to four months after completing the surgery,” Bayjedul told Cricbuzz.
Thus, surgery is set to force Khalid to miss the cricket, particularly in summers. In November 2018, Khaled made his Test debut which saw him playing just two Tests. But, he remained luckless as he couldn’t manage to pick a picket.
Khalid had done well in the domestic fold with his medium-pace bowling:
After making his debut against Zimbabwe, Khaled had featured in his second Test against New Zealand when he took the field in February 2019 in Hamilton.
The Test pacer Khaled in the recent past has expressed eagerness to feature in the top-flight cricket.
Meanwhile, Khaled was among major contenders to feature in the multi-day format for Bangladesh ‘A’ against Afghanistan ‘A’. Also, Bangladesh will host Afghan youngsters in the two four-day fixtures apart from the five-day-long matches which will commence from July 5.
Interestingly, the Tigers will play two-match Test series in India in November. The will play Tests in Kolkata and Indore respectively. Also, Bangladesh will wrestle with Men in Blue in the three-match T20Is.
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