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Shoaib Akhtar discharged from hospital

Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar, recovering from a chest infection, was discharged from hospital on Wednesday evening.

cricket Updated: Nov 28, 2007 20:25 IST

Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar, recovering from a chest infection, was discharged from hospital on Wednesday evening.



"He is much better. He had good rest. The fever has subsided. The infection is very much within control. The soreness in the throat is also gone. So we decided to release him," said Apollo Gleneagles medical director Dr VR Ramannan.



The decision was taken after the attending doctor Shyamasish Banerjee examined Shoaib and was satisfied with his progress.



"He has been advised a night's rest and to continue with the medicines. He can gradually start normal activities from tomorrow," he said.



Shoaib was admitted to the Maharaja suite of the hospital with fever on Tuesday.



The tearaway bowler has been advised to drink plenty of water as his body was dehydrated.



Asked whether Shoaib would be able to play in the second Test against India starting Friday, Ramannan said "We all want him to play. He is a strong man. But ultimately the decision rests with the physio and the team management."