‘Don’t blame a clown for acting like a clown’ – Pakistan’s Sana Mir posts cryptic tweet after T20 World Cup snub
In her last four T20Is, Mir could manage only a solitary wicket.
Updated - Jan 21, 2020 3:02 pm
Sana Mir, the legendary Pakistan women’s cricketer, hasn’t been picked for the Women’s T20 World Cup in Australia, starting February 21. She has taken part in the all the previous editions of the mega event, including the one in 2018. Bismah Maroof has been appointed as Pakistan’s skipper for the extravaganza in Australia. Mir has played 106 T20Is, scoring 802 runs and picking 89 wickets.
Back in November 2019, the Abbottabad-born decided to take a break from international cricket. Hence, she wasn’t a part of the national squad for Pakistan’s limited-overs series against England in Malaysia. Prior to that, she went through a bit of a rough patch. In his last four T20Is, she could manage only a solitary wicket against Bangladesh at the iconic Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.
Sana Mir hits out
After being left out of the World Cup, Mir doesn’t seem to be all that pleased. She seems to have taken a dig at the selectors for leaving her out. She took to Twitter and wrote, “Don’t blame a clown for acting like a clown. Ask yourself why you keep going to the circus,”
Here is Mir’s tweet
Don't blame a clown for acting like a clown. Ask yourself why you keep going to the circus.
— Sana Mir ثناء میر (@mir_sana05) January 20, 2020
The Pakistan management reckons that even without Mir in their ranks, the team has enough firepower. “Though Sana Mir doesn’t feature in the 15-player line-up, I believe we still have the desired experience in the squad,” Urooj Mumtaz, the chair of the national women’s selection committee, was quoted as saying.
Mumtaz said that Mir’s recent T20 performances went against her. She also hailed the veteran for being an inspiration for budding cricketers. “Sana has been a phenomenal servant of Pakistan cricket while being an inspiration to many girls out there. Unfortunately, her recent performances in the T20 format were not on her side,” she added.
Prior to the World Cup, Pakistan will be playing a couple of warm-up matches against India Women and Bangladesh Women at the Allan Border Field in Brisbane. Their first match in the main event is against the West Indies Women on Wednesday, February 26 at the Manuka Oval in Canberra. Pakistan are placed in Group B along with West Indies, Thailand, England and South Africa.