Well, there is always something or the other is waiting in the Pakistan Cricket to make things controversial. The latest to make the headlines is the selection of Mohammad Hafeez, who retired from Test format after playing a couple of series in his comeback. The former Pakistan Cricketer, Aamer Sohail isn’t impressed whatsoever.
Mohammad Hafeez made a return to the Test squad after staying away for a couple of years. Despite not carrying a great tally in the domestic circuit, he has been called up for the Test series against Australia and Kiwis at UAE ahead of Proteas tour.
Why didn’t Mohammad Hafeez let a youngster play – Aamer Sohail
The former cricketer feels that Hafeez would have called his curtains ahead of the Australian series rather than calling it off after the conclusion of two crucial series. He feels that a new opener would have settled in his shoes ahead of South African tour, which would have done world of good for the team.
Further, he is intrigued to know why Hafeez wants to play Test cricket so badly in the last couple of Test series and why not in Proteas. He also expressed his concerns on the selection panel of Pakistan for their poor call-ups to the unworthy players.
”The biggest blunder that the PCB made during the preceding two series was the selection of Mohammad Hafeez, who played in both Test series and when it was crunch time for Pakistan, he retired with a whimper and without much fuss,” Sohail wrote for pakpassion.net. “One should really sit him down and ask him why he wanted to play Test match cricket so badly and then retire like that?
“Why didn’t he let a youngster play in his place during those two-Test series in UAE. To build his confidence before the tour of South Africa and produce something good for Pakistan cricket? It might sound a little unfair. But, Mohammad Hafeez selection for the series against Australia and New Zealand also places a huge question mark. Especially, on the competence of the Pakistan selection committee.”
Well, it seems like Aamer Sohail has got a strong point in his kitty. Calling it quits ahead of the overseas tour always sends out a wrong note, which was the case with Hafeez as well.