In an unfortunate incident, Karachi-based cricketer has committed suicide on Tuesday. He took an extreme step, following his ouster from the Under-19 team. As per details revealed by Pakistan media, the name of the player is Mohammad Zaryab. He also happens to be the son of former Pakistan international cricketer Amir Hanif.
Zaryab is said to be dropped from the Karachi squad. However, the reason was cited for him being older than the required age limit – to feature in the U19 fold.
The exclusion from the team didn’t go down well with Zaryab. The promising cricketer was part of the Karachi U19 team before taking his life on February 20.
“My son was disappointed with the attitude of the coaches,” Hanif told the local media in Pakistan.
Hanif further added his son was under a lot of stress which was the sole reason for him to attempt suicide.
An unfortunate step was taken by Zaryab:
Zaryab had a bright future and it cannot be expected from sportsperson. Especially in a country like Pakistan, where politics somewhat has haunted many.
However, people have gone on to defy the odds and represent their nation. So, he should have remained patient. He was just 19 and the whole career had something special on an offer for him
In the past cricketing experts have criticized the junior level cricket in Pakistan. It is believed that many matches have been fixed which made it difficult to produce quality cricketers.
The left-arm fast-bowler Mohammad Amir was just 17 when he has involved himself in a spot-fixing scandal. Wasim Akram in one of his interviews revealed something big. He believes the main reason for Pakistan cricketers being involved in the spot-fixing deals was lack of education.
Pertinently, the literacy level of Pakistan is not that great especially in the lower middle-class and lower-class families. But that has nothing to with such alarming issues.
The death of Zaryab is definitely a huge loss to his family, closed ones and particularly in the cricketing fraternity.
However, cricketers of every level must learn to accept when they are being dropped irrespective of the situation.
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