Pakistan cricketer Haris Sohail dismisses the reports of him being under black magic

Sohail had to return from midway of South Africa tour because of injury.

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Pakistan batsman Haris Sohail had to return from the South Africa tour midway. There were reports suggesting he returned after the first test in South Africa because he was under the spell of black magic.

Sohail has dismissed all the reports and said he returned midway in the tour because of a knee injury. "Such reports have also disturbed my family a lot. I have faced a knee injury problem again and that is why I had to miss the Test series in South Africa," Sohail said.

Earlier, the cricketer was said to have a horror experience in the hotel room in Christchurch during the World Cup 2015. Even crowd were seen mocking him as they came dressing up like a ghost in the stadium. 

PCB has also made it clear that Haris has a knee injury and would start his rehab soon at NCA in Lahore under the supervision of doctor Sohail Saleem.

"The disappointment of missing out on the Tests was compounded by some misreporting in a section of the press. I want to assure all my fans, colleagues and selectors that I am fully committed to my cricket and the Pakistan team, and will leave no stone unturned during my rehabilitation programme so that I am back on the field fully fit," Sohail said in a statement released by the PCB.

Sohail said he was hopeful he would recover completely from the injury in four weeks' time.

"It's never a great feeling to cut short an international tour due to an injury. It was actually heartbreaking as I was looking forward to the Tests until I had a recurrence during my innings of 73 against Cricket South Africa invitation XI building up to the Centurion Test," Sohail said. 

(With PTI Inputs)


By Sihyeu Singh - 12 Jan, 2019

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