Former South Africa cricketer AB de Villiers has been led out of the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL) after suffering a back injury.
AB De Villiers, captain of Lahore Qalanders, had registered to play two matches in Lahore and seven games in the UAE.
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Ab De Villiers returned to South Africa after the matches and matches that were supposed to fly to Pakistan. But, he has been pulled out for almost 2 weeks because of his back injury.
“I am very disappointed that I’ll not be able to play in front of the passionate Pakistani cricket fans,” ICC quoted de Villiers, as saying.
“I saw my doctor who has advised complete rest for two weeks and, unfortunately, that rules me out of the games in [Pakistan],” he added.
De Villiers further backed his side and fourth placed on the points table, Lahore to lift the PSL trophy.
“I hope to be a part of the PSL next year and very much hope to play my part in the return of international cricket to the country. I am backing Lahore Qalandars to go all the way and win the trophy this year,” he said.
The last four PSL group matches will take place in Pakistan. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) previously decided that all matches will be hosted in Karachi, commencing March 9.