Shehzad ruled out of NZ Tests after skull injury
Shehzad hit a career-best 176 before being rushed to hospital with a fractured skull as he smashed an impressive ton against New Zealand.
In the final over before lunch, Shehzad was hit on the side of the head trying to hook a short ball by New Zealand seamer Corey Anderson on the hard Abu Dhabi wicket.
Shehzad’s bat struck the stumps for a hit-wicket dismissal and the dazed batsman fell to the ground before walking off.
Shehzad was later rushed to a hospital where scans showed he had a minor skull fracture and will be kept under observation for the next 48 hours.
Doctors have now advised Shahzad rest for six weeks before getting into action again.