LAHORE: Pakistan opener Abid Ali has been declared fit by doctors.
Ali, who felt “the end” of his cricketing career when he suffered a heart ailment, hopes to play for the country in the coming series.
Speaking on the sidelines of training at the National High-Performance Centre Lahore, Test opener Ali stated that the pain he felt after suffering a heart attack was unbearable.
He said that he was shocked at what had happened. “My life changed in an instant. Then there came a time when I thought maybe now my career is over but I didn’t ponder much on it and remained focused on recovery,” he added.
Recalling the time before the ailment — when he was the man of the series against Bangladesh — he said that was doing well and he returned to Karachi to play domestic cricket as he did not miss domestic cricket. And all of a sudden he underwent surgery and a stent was added. “I was shocked but everyone encouraged me. Doctors, Pakistan Cricket Board officials and players gave me confidence, “ he said.
The national cricketer said that he is under rehabilitation as per the instructions of doctors and has also started training.
“The doctors have declared me fit to play. I am sure that I will be in action in the next series,” Ali said.