Adil Rashid narrates how the Kashmir earthquake changed his outlook
Rashid also admitted that a pair of steroid injections had hugely assisted him in continuing his World Cup campaign.
Updated - Oct 28, 2019 7:15 pm
The earthquake that struck the regions of Azad Kashmir in September is one of the most tragic events to have taken in the year. It ended up claiming 40 lives, leaving 850 severely wounded. The tremors of that calamity were also felt in the Indian regions of Kashmir, Punjab, Uttarakhand, and few northern parts of India, including New Delhi.
Encircling to that, England spin bowler Adil Rashid has shared how taking a trip to his ancestral home helped him see things with a different viewpoint altogether. Rashid also admitted that a pair of steroid injections had hugely assisted him in continuing his World Cup campaign.
The 31-year old, who is currently in New Zealand, conceded that his ancestral territories were entirely in tatters; therefore he seized the opportunity to see the magnitude of the damage and lend a helping hand to them. He also admitted that seeing their condition was heartbreaking.
“There was a lot of destruction and at the time I was doing my rehab, so it was the perfect opportunity for me to go and see what had happened, how bad the damage was and for me to give a helping hand,” he said as quoted by Daily Mail “It does put things in perspective. That’s life and death. Our problems are playing a game we enjoy.”
“For me to hear about the news was upsetting, as it’s a place close to my heart. I’m sure it was upsetting for a lot of people from a Pakistani Kashmir background.”
Adil Rashid speaks about his shoulder injury in detail
Rashid could never give his best throughout the WC 2019 tournament, mainly because of his deeply concerning shoulder injury. It was only the injection that kept him going throughout the World Cup.
“Even if my shoulder was falling off, I’d have been keen to play. I had to find a way. If I didn’t take the injection, I don’t reckon I would have played a part because it was actually that bad.”
The claim from the England camp is that the shoulder is still operating at only 85 percent; however, his most recent performance against NZ XI was pleasing, bagging two wickets in four overs for 25 runs.