Injured Aftab will skip cricket match in Colombo

Jun 4, 2010 Subhash K. Jha

Mumbai, June 4 (IANS) Aftab Shivdasani won't be able to participate in the charity cricket match to be played between Bollywood actors and Sri Lankan cricketers as part of the ongoing International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) extravaganza in Colombo.

He suffered an injury while playing cricket for Salman Khan's Being Human team in Dubai last week.

"Thankfully, it isn't a fracture. Just a small crack in the bone and soft-tissue damage. But that's painful enough. I've to rest my hand for at least 10 days. But I'm off to IIFA though I can't play the cricket match," Aftab told IANS before leaving for Colombo.

"I was batting in Dubai against Pakistani actors... I tried to fend off (the ball) with my hand. The ball hit the bone on the side of the palm of my right hand. It was painful.

"I went directly to the hospital for an x-ray. There it was was discovered I have a small crack in the finger. I've to wear a splint for two weeks."

Aftab Shivdasani Pictures


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