SHARJAH: After a terrible knee injury that occurred during yesterday’s game, Islamabad United are hoping for a speedy recovery of their premier pacer Rumman Raees.
Talking to media, coach Dean Jones said, “We are hopeful that the initial tests (of Rumman Raees) are good.”
“The MRI is very important because once the guy knows that you haven’t torn the ACL then psychologically all of a sudden you fasten up. The great thing about MRI is that you find out pretty well straight away. So we will find out later on tonight.
“The kid is a fantastic kid. I hope he will be alright,” he added, recalling that he himself had a knee reconstruction and realised how tough it is.
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During second innings of Pakistan Super League (PSL) contest between Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators, Raees was taken off the field when he hurt his right-leg knee. He was trying to save the boundary when his knee stuck on the ground.
A stretcher was brought to take him off the field.
Meanwhile, Quetta Gladiators easily chased the target of 135 at a cost of six wickets, with Kevin Pietersen scoring 48 off 34 ball, after restricting Islamabad United to 134 runs in the first match of the Sharjah leg of the PSL 3.