Must have been a difficult decision to drop Malik: Akram

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  1. chandtara

    chandtara Mr Cricistan

    Jun 18, 2011
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    Former Pakistan captain, and now a renowned commentator, Wasim Akram has said that team takes precedence over individuals, after the Men in Green’s win over South Africa during the ongoing 2019 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup in England and Wales.

    While sharing his thoughts in a Youtube video, Akram said that dropping veteran all-rounder Shoaib Malik from the side must have been a difficult decision for the team management.

    “I met the team during the warm-ups before the match and they looked relaxed and up for the task,” said Akram. “It must have been a difficult decision to drop a player like Shoaib Malik from the side for Sarfaraz and Mickey but they did it because team comes first and individuals later.”

    Pakistan need to win all of their remaining matches in the 2019 World Cup and hope that few other results also go their way, to keep their chances of qualifying for the semi-finals of the mega event alive.

    “I think Pakistan need to just focus on their remaining matches rather than focusing on the ‘ifs and buts’ that surround their passage to the semi-finals of the World Cup,” he said.

    The legendary pacer also heaped praised on left-handed batsman Haris Sohail, after he bagged the player of the match award in yesterday’s win against Proteas.

    “This is the first time Haris Sohail has impressed me, especially because of the intent he showed with the bat,” he said.

    Pakistan will play their next match of the tournament against New Zealand on Wednesday, June 26.
  2. iZeeshan

    iZeeshan Whispering Death

    May 22, 2012
  3. s_h_a_f

    s_h_a_f Whispering Death

    Dec 26, 2011
    I swear this guy is full of sh!t. Dropping Malik was the easiest of decisions.

    And some fans want him as coach of the national side! LOL
  4. Fireworks11

    Fireworks11 Kaptaan

    Sep 22, 2012
    He knows the strong seniority culture in Pak cricket. It's not easy dropping Malik bhai or Hafeez bhai, not that Hafeez bhai warrants a drop, but just saying.
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  5. KingOfDoosra

    KingOfDoosra Sultan of Swing

    Jun 8, 2012
    Wasim is not wrong, as @Fireworks11 said its not easy dropping seniors.
  6. Del

    Del Cornered Tiger

    Dec 21, 2016
    I see what Wasim is saying but this seniority hogwash needs to end. Why a young guy only gets 2/3 games and shown the door or being dropped from the squad without even getting a single game, and on contrary, these scums continue to enjoy leeway only because they're screwing Pakistan cricket for years?

    Who ever performs will and should be part of squad and playing XI - period, enough of this seniority BS.
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  7. fazalkhan603

    fazalkhan603 Youngsta Beauty

    Jun 25, 2019

    No doubt it was a bad decision an experienced batsman can change the game any time

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