AB de Villiers Pulls Out of Pakistan Leg of Pakistan Super League
AB de Villiers has pulled out of the Pakistan leg of the Pakistan Super League due to an injury.
South African cricketer AB de Villiers will not be travelling to Karachi for the Pakistan leg of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) due to a back injury.
The PSL is being played in two parts with the first half being played in the UAE till 5 March after which the tournament shifts on 9 March to Karachi for the last four group matches and the knockouts.
“It’s a disappointing news for Lahore Qalandars management and its fans that AB de Villiers will not be able to make it for Pakistan’s leg of PSL,” said Sameen Rana, the manager of Lahore Qalandars.
After picking up the injury, AB had gone back home to South Africa to consult his doctor who prescribed immediate rest thus ruling out the cricketer from the rest of the tournament.
"I am very disappointed that I will not be able to play in front of the passionate Pakistani cricket fans. I saw my doctor who has advised complete rest for two weeks and, unfortunately, that rules me out of the games in Karachi. I hope to be a part of the HBL PSL next year and very much hope to play my part in the return of international cricket to the country,” de Villiers said in a press statement.
De Villiers played seven matches for the Lahore Qalandars in this season of the PSL, scoring 218 runs at an average of 54.50.
His current injury now also puts under cloud his IPL campaign with the season starting on 23 March.
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