‘How can Mohammad Wasim say such a thing to Babar Azam?’ – Inzamam-ul-Haq unhappy with Pakistan T20I selection
It is learned that the chief selector Mohammad Wasim and Babar Azam weren’t on the same page when choosing the players.
Updated - Mar 17, 2021 3:02 pm
Former Pakistan captain and batting great Inzamam-ul-Haq slammed the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the selection committee for not considering the suggestions of the skipper Babar Azam while picking the squad for the T20I series against South Africa and Zimbabwe.
It is learned that the chief selector Mohammad Wasim and Babar Azam weren’t on the same page when choosing the players, however, Wasim didn’t take the captain into the confidence and chose the team based upon his observation and mind. The same didn’t go well with Inzamam as he believes that the team should be picked according to the skipper as he has to lead the players on the ground.
The veteran further criticized Wasim for telling Babar that team selection isn’t his concern. The 51-year-old also raised questions on the previous statements made by the chief selector regarding the captain having the full authority and main role in the selection.
“The important thing is that team is selected with consultation and I have already said many times that the most important person is the captain. Chief selector and coach are not the most important people because they can’t go inside the ground and the captain who has to make the team fight inside he should have the confidence.
“Babar Azam is not impressed with the team selection and Mohammad Wasim is saying it’s not your concern. How can Mohammad Wasim say such a thing to Babar Azam? This is surprising. Now, where are those statements of Mohammad Wasim and the policies of the board saying that the captain will have the full authority and will have the main role in the selection?” Inzamam-ul-Haq said on his YouTube Channel.
Mohammad Wasim has been made the chief selector by some people and those powers are controlling him: Inzamam-ul-Haq
Further, the former Pakistan captain slammed the PCB officials for keeping quiet on the whole matter and not interfering even after the resorts of Babar Azam being unhappy. He also put the board under major scrutiny for leaving players who are performing consistently in the international circuit and replacing them with those who shine in one or two PSL matches.
“I am sometimes unable to understand that what this board is actually doing. Every decision of the board is incorrect. They postponed the PSL which surprised me, IPL had 10 Covid-19 cases but they completed the tournament. Babar Azam is unhappy, Mohammad Wasim is saying something else and the board is silent,” he said.
“I am telling you this thing categorically that Mohammad Wasim has been made the chief selector by some people and those powers are controlling him. The board should open their eyes and should think about what they want to do with cricket. The player who bowled well in two matches of PSL is selected, is this the standard of Pakistan cricket. It feels like everything is being done by the board from behind,” he concluded.