As an ex-cricketer, I don’t fancy the task of picking teams or XIs as it is quite boring – Wasim Akram￼
Wasim Akram, questioned the Pakistan team’s selection, suggesting he would’ve picked Shoaib Malik in the team for sure while a fan has now reminded him that there was no mention of Malik when Akram was asked to pick his T20 World Cup squad.
Pakistan cricket team is now in all trouble after losing two consecutive games in the ongoing T20 World Cup and their hopes to qualify for the semi-final are now in danger.
Pakistan’s middle order has been blamed for over one year now and there have been calls for either Babar Azam or Mohammad Rizwan to bat in the middle order.
Even Pakistan legend, Wasim Akram, questioned the Pakistan team’s selection, suggesting he would’ve picked Shoaib Malik in the team for sure.
However, a fan has now reminded him that there was no mention of Malik when Akram was asked to pick his T20 World Cup squad before the start of the tournament.
Talking on Pakistan’s A Sports, the anchor set forth various inquiries that were presented by fans. One of the questions read:
“When you were asked to pick your T20 World Cup team in a show, you didn’t pick Malik. Apart from Azam in place of Haider, he kept the same team.
A little shaken by the question, Akram explained that he doesn’t have time to analyze the teams and pick such squads himself.
“Bohot time hai aapke paas. This happened during a series. As an ex-cricketer and commentator, jab mere se pucha jaata hai ki aap apni XI banaayein, this is the last thing I want to do. It’s so boring. Toh mujhe vo team dete hain, main kehta hu haan ye hi theek hai. You think main vahan baithkar poori kitaabein nikaalkar likhta hu? No, I don’t. (You have a lot of time. This happened during a series. As an ex-cricketer and a commentator, I don’t fancy the task of picking teams or XIs as it is quite boring. Rather, I forward the selections that are presented to me by the channel. I don’t take out books, analyze things and pick these squads myself.)”
Earlier, Akram had said that Malik would’ve been the first name on the team sheet for him when it comes to the middle order.
“From the past year, we knew that middle-order is weak. Shoaib Malik is sitting here. If I was the captain, what would have been my ultimate goal? To win the World Cup! I would do whatever I can to achieve that. If I want Shoaib Malik in my team, I will tell the chairman and selectors that I won’t lead the team in the World Cup if I don’t get my player,”Akram had said.