Last Update on: April 6th, 2023 at 07:19 pm
Pakistan cricketer Imad Wasim has issued a stern warning to the selectors of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). He said that if they will drop him from the team this time without any reason, he will take a step against them. He also revealed that even after missing so much of cricket for Pakistan, he didn’t suffer any loss financially.
Imad Wasim was a regular part of the Pakistan Cricket Team’s setup. He was dropped from the ODI team in November 2020 after playing against Zimbabwe. However, he continued to be part of the T20I side till 2021. But after that, he was sidelined from the shortest format of the game as well.
Wasim’s return to the team was decent as he scored 95 runs in the three games he played and also picked up two wickets. He didn’t bowl that much in the series but also was economical as well. He also has been selected for the squad for the T20I series against New Zealand.
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However, ahead of the series, Imad Wasim made a bold statement. He has warned PCB selectors, saying that if he gets dropped again without any reason he would take legal action. Speaking to the local TV channel, he elaborated.
“They [selectors] never told the reason behind keeping me away from the national team for the last one and a half year. I won’t let this happen again. My actions will be more important this time around. I am at that stage of my career that I have to take a step if they drop me without any reason again.”
“I never suffered any financial loss,” Imad Wasim on getting dropped from the Pakistan team
Imad Wasim also revealed that despite getting dropped from the team, he didn’t suffer any financial loss. He also added that he’s a dependent bowler that’s why team teams in Australia and South Africa signed him. He said.
“I never suffered any financial loss while I was away from the team. In fact, I earned ten times more than what I would have earned while playing for Pakistan. I am confident in my abilities. If I was that bowler who is said to be dependent on the conditions then T20 leagues of Australia and South Africa would have not signed me,” he concluded.
The T20I series between Pakistan and New Zealand will be played from 14th April to 24th April and it’s fair to say that the all-rounder will hold the key to his side’s chances in the series.