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Babar Azam sends best wishes to injured New Zealand captain Williamson

Pakistan captain Babar Azam has wished New Zealand ODI captain Kane Williamson a speedy recovery after he injured his knee during an IPL match last week.

“Come back stronger.” “Get well soon, Kane Williamson,” Babar wrote on Twitter, sharing an on-field photo with his New Zealand counterpart.

The Black Caps captain will likely miss the ICC Cricket World Cup in India later this year due to the injury, as he will undergo knee surgery within the next three weeks after rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

Typically, the injury requires six months of rehabilitation, which means the BlackCaps captain will be in a tight spot in terms of proving his fitness ahead of the megaevent.

“It’s obviously disappointing to have such an injury, but my focus right now is on getting the surgery and starting rehab,” he said.

“It’ll take some time, but I’ll do everything in my power to get back on the field as soon as possible.”

Williamson landed awkwardly during the Indian Premier League opener between Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings. The injury forced him to miss the entire IPL season for the Gujarat Titans this year.

However, the 32-year-absence old would be a major setback for his country. In 161 ODIs, the right-hander has scored over 6000 runs at an average of 47.83.

Under his captaincy, New Zealand finished second in the 2019 ICC Men’s One-Day International World Cup. They were defeated by England in an epic final that went to Super Over, with the host eventually winning on a boundary count

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