Pakistan’s chief selector Mohammad Wasim announced a 15-member squad for the T20 World Cup next month in Australia on Thursday.
Many former cricketers were expecting a massive change in the Pakistan team after losing two back-to-back matches against Sri Lanka in Asia Cup 2022.
However, the PCB selection committee, Head Coach Saqlain Mushtaq and Captain Babar Azam decided not to make many changes and back the current bunch of players.
Many ex-cricketers have expressed their opinion regarding the selection of the Pakistan team.
Former Pakistan fast bowler Muhammad Amir took a dig at chief selector Muhammad Wasim on Twitter by calling his selection ‘cheap’.
chief slector ki cheap selection 😆
— Mohammad Amir (@iamamirofficial) September 15, 2022
Muhammad Amir’s comments haven’t gone well with the public as he faced harsh replies.
Match fixing wale b ub lecture dein gay Wah 👏
— Sanam javaid khan (@sanamkh22) September 15, 2022
Ni ap select ni hue, galat information mili hai shyd
— Ariha Fatimah (@arihafatimah) September 15, 2022
cheap player ki cheap baatein
— Inaba🇵🇰 shadab khan stan acc (@inabaabelfaroqi) September 15, 2022
Shoaib Akhtar also criticized the team selection, calling it ordinary and said that it would be exposed badly in Australia.
Aap sab kay dil ki awaz, Iftikhar remains in the team, so does Khushdil.
Wah selector sb, kya selection ki hai.
This will be exposed badly in Australia.
Full video: https://t.co/TIPrWgnj8Z pic.twitter.com/oKvWIBfTKq
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) September 16, 2022
Former Pakistan captain Muhammad Hafeez gave best wishes to the Pakistan team for the world cup.
Best wishes to selected Team Pakistan for ICC T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia @TheRealPCB @babarazam258 pic.twitter.com/6IkAw6vEAs
— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) September 15, 2022
Former cricketer Aqib Javed, while talking to a local news channel, said he could not see this team winning the world cup.