Wahab Riaz hit by ball during practice, goes for scan

Pakistani pacer Wahab Riaz was hit accidentally by the ball during his team’s practice session at the PCA stadium after which he was taken for a “precautionary scan” at a private hospital here.

“The throw hit him between the neck and shoulder. He has gone for the scan just as a precautionary measure,” Pakistan media manager Agha Akbar told PTI.

Asked how the throw hit him, Akbar said, “someone threw the ball and it hit him accidentally”.

About the left-arm pacer’s condition, he said, “otherwise he is okay”.

Pakistan are desperately looking to ensure the painful defeat to India becomes a distant past when they run into an in-form New Zealand here tomorrow.

The team had a lengthy practice session at the PCA stadium here today.