Mohammed Shami Gets "Stitches Removed" In His Recovery Process

Sports Written by Updated: Mar 13, 2024, 3:01 pm
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Veteran India fast bowler Mohammed Shami on Wednesday provided an update on his recovery process after undergoing surgery to his right heel. In a post on his official social media accounts, Shami said that he recently got his stitches removed after his surgery and is thankful for the progress he is making. The pacer also said that he is looking forward to the next stage of his healing journey.

Incidentally, Shami”s recovery process had ruled him out from the IPL 2024 and 2024 T20 World Cup. “Hello everyone! I wanted to provide an update on my recovery progress. It has been 15 days since my surgery, and I recently had my stitches removed. I am thankful for the advancements I have achieved and looking forward to the next stage of my healing journey”.

Shami’s last appearance for the Indian team was in the 2023 World Cup, where he was a major contributor to taking India to the final. He accumulated 24 wickets in seven matches at an average of 10.70 to become the leading wicket-taker of the quadrennial showpiece event. As per a report in ESPN Cricinfo, he played in the 2023 World Cup taking injections to treat his ankle.

The Meeurt-native is the pace spearhead of one-time champions Gujarat Titans. His absence in the IPL will also be a major blow to the franchise who have already traded their captain Hardik Pandya to Mumbai Indians. Meanwhile, he was not in consideration among the key bowlers in the 2024 T20 World Cup.

Earlier in January, Shami felt some stiffness to his ankle but was able to recover in time for the England Tests. However, he was ruled out after reassessment at the National Cricket Academy (NCA). He had also withdrawn from India’s tour of South Africa due to pain in his ankle.