PSL 2021: Lahore Qalandars keeper Ben Dunk injured
By Sarita Dey
on Tue Jun 08 2021
In a disappointing development for Lahore Qalandars, the team’s Australian wicket-keeper batsman Ben Dunk injured himself during a practice session in Abu Dhabi.
The 34-year-old got hit on the lips while catching and received seven stitches. If that was not enough, then Dunk also underwent surgery for the realignment of his lips. The Qalandars are currently third on the points table after winning three games from four matches.
Qalandars CEO Sameen Rana gave positive feedback regarding Dunk’s untimely injury. Rana stated he is recovering well and hopes to see the wicketkeeper back in action against Islamabad United on June 9.
“He is recovering well. We are hopeful that he will be available for the 1st game against Islamabad,” Sameen Rana said as reported by CricWick.
Ben Dunk injured himself during catching practice and received seven stitches; Lahore Qalandars hopeful to see him in action for the opening game against Islamabad United#HBLPSL6https://t.co/qETLGx64sW
— CricWick (@CricWick) June 6, 2021
Dunk was in good form during the four matches for his team as the southpaw scored 80 runs at a healthy average of 40 with a high score of unbeaten 57 against Karachi Kings before the tournament came to a grinding halt due to a breach in bio-bubble.
Recently, the squad promoted Afridi into the role of vice-captain considering his consistent performances in the last two years. The left-arm bowler will as usual lead the bowling attack and give the team the crucial breakthroughs. Apart from that, he will also have the task to give valuable inputs to skipper Akhtar.
Lahore Qalandars and Multan Sultans are the two teams that have never won the Pakistan Super League. While Multan struggled a bit in the first phase of PSL 2021, Lahore got off to an excellent start.