ISLAMABAD - Wasim Akram breaks silence over issue of dropping Shoaib Malik from crucial world cup match and Pakistan team latest performance against South Africa.
Legendry Pacer Wasim Akram has 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.