Is Ihsanullah’s career finished? The young fast bowler from Multan Sultans was the force that propelled the team towards a final in PSL 8. He was also the joint-highest wicket-taker in the season. However, where did he disappear from bowling the fastest spell in the last PSL season to not being in any international game so far? Well, he was injured and had undergone surgery for that.
But what caused this injury? Ihsanullah got injured but had gone through surgery to recover from it. The rehab was going alright. Ihsanullah also started weight training, which may have been the cause for his situation getting worse. A fast bowler was not advised to avoid strength training after elbow surgery.
Is this fate or grave medical negligence from the PCB’s medical board?
Time and time again, fast bowlers have been getting injured, and PCB has been doing practically nothing for these players. Junaid Khan is an unfortunate example. He was destined to be Amir’s replacement and showed promise when taking wickets against India. But injuries have shortened his career.
Now, Ihsanullah, who was set to be the next pace bowling star, has aggravated his injuries and is struggling to get back to the 22-yard pitch. And, likely, he will not return to the game even in next year’s PSL.
PCB has to focus on these issues before it is too late. Ihsanullah is an exciting prospect, and his talent shouldn’t be wasted like this.