ISLAMABAD (APP) – Former pacer Shoaib Akhtar on Tuesday left for Melbourne, Australia to undergo a partial reconstruction of his proper knee.

“docs are saying that i'm able to must undergo a six to seven hour surgical procedure. Let us see what will they say after I reach there. How lengthy the operation takes vicinity and what sort of they want to implant?,” he stated on his YouTube channel even as onboard the Melbourne-bound plane.

The 44-yr-vintage changed into of the view that as according to clinical regulations any type of knee substitute must not take place earlier than one turns sixty. “it's miles unlucky that it is taking region at this age.”

“I’ve been playing for Pakistan with pain in my knee. It has turn out to be necessary to go for its treatment now. I’ve left my family. I’ve left absolutely everyone and this is not a totally glad feeling. But this is additionally critical to get my knee sorted out,” Shoaib, who had over 1.5 million subscribers on his YouTube channel brought.