Pakistani cricketer Muhammad Amir receives flak for calling chief selector Muhammad Wasim’s selection of squad ‘cheap’. His statements came following the announcement of teams for the upcoming T20I series against England and the T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia next month. Shan Masood has been the new addition to the existing squad for the series.
The team for the T20I series against England include-Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Aamer Jamal, Abrar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Haris, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Naseem Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani, Shan Masood, Usman Qadir
Pakistan Squad for tri-nation series, T20 WC 2022
Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood, Usman Qadir.
Shoaib Malik, despite pressure on social media, has not been included in the squad for any series.
Amir received flak for disrespecting chief selector Muhammad Wasim. People reminded him of his spot-fixing case and the following punishment he received in the case.
Several social media users said that the country accepted him back in the team, and many cricketers vouched for him to play again, but people like Muhammad Amir must be kept out of the national team squad.
Social media users posted pictures of him being arrested by London Police in a spot-fixing case. Several social media users recalled that Muhammad Amir preferred league matches when Pakistan cricket needed him the most.
At first, I thought M.Aamir was just a minor, he should be given a chance to play again even after match fixing. But I guess I was wrong, not a SINGLE player, who gets caught in match fixing, should be allowed! Tumhari yeh “Aqqar” pata nahi kub khatam hogi. Aisay hi sartay raho.
— Saad Kaiser 🇵🇰 (@TheSaadKaiser) September 15, 2022
Cheap are those who sell their country for few dollars
— Azhar Mashwani (@MashwaniAzhar) September 15, 2022
My respect has increased a lot for Mohammad Wasim. At first Mohammad Amir sold his nation for few bucks, then retired from Test when Pakistan needed him the most. Then he was dropped from New Zealand tour and immediately retired from international cricket. Biggest loser! pic.twitter.com/hcIW3lqX2N
— KH SAKIB 🇧🇩 (@Crickettalkss) September 15, 2022
Amir is the latest to unleash a diatribe against the existing Pakistan Cricket Team and PCB management including Chief Selector Muhammad Wasim.
Earlier, Pakistani all-rounder Shoaib Malik and Kamran Akmal posted cryptic tweets following the defeat of Pakistan in the Asia Cup final 2022 final against Sri Lanka on Sunday.
In a cryptic tweet, he targeted the selection of players of Pakistan Cricket Team selected for for the Asia Cup. His tweet deemed the selection of players was not merit-based but on personal likes and dislikes. “When will we come out from friendship, liking & disliking culture? Allah always helps the honest,” said Shoaib Malik in a tweet.
Former wicket-keeper batsman Kamran Akmal commented on his tweet and asked him not to speak such blatant truths.
Both senior players received flak on social media for thrashing the inexperienced and young Pakistan team instead of supporting them.