Bilawal Bhatti © AFP
Bilawal Bhatti made his Test debut in the ongoing series against Sri Lanka © AFP


Sharjah: Jan 16, 2014


Injured Pakistan paceman Bilawal Bhatti has been sent home after he was ruled out of the third Test against Sri Lanka due to hamstring injury, team manager Moin Khan said Thursday.


The 22-year-old made his Test debut in the drawn first Test in Abu Dhabi and hurt his hamstring in the second Test in Dubai which Pakistan lost by nine wickets.


“We have sent Bhatti back while Mohammad Irfan has also returned,” Khan told AFP.


As the tour finishes after the third Test no replacement was required.


Irfan, the tallest player in Test cricket at 7 feet one inch, was not part of the squad but was in the country to undergo rehab under Pakistan’s Australian physio Dale Naylor.


Irfan fractured his hip in a Twenty20 match against South Africa in November last year and has been sidelined since.