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Umar FarooqPakistan correspondent, ESPNcricinfo
In a strongly worded reprimand toMohammad Hafeez, the PCB chief govt officer Wasim Khan stated the batsman might maybe maybe maybe restful be “focusing on his hold cricket” as a replacement of giving opinions on “appropriate and faulty” after Hafeez wondered the return ofSharjeel Khanto competitive cricket.
Sharjeel had obtaineda 5-365 days banfrom the PCB for the role he performed in the PSL corruption scandal from 2017. The boardsuspended his sentencefollowing an “unconditional apology” in August 2019, paving way for a sooner-than-expected comeback. Even so, it regarded no longer probably that he would play on this 365 days’s PSL except the Karachi Kings bought him on the auction and deployed him as their opening batsman.
Sharjeel might maybe maybe maybe handiest decide up 199 runs from 10 matches, which raised questions on whether he turned into bodily match ample to play on the prime level. Hafeez turned into replying to 1 such query on Twitter when he stated, “Must always no longer we plan Requirements of Dignity & Pride Increased than another “Further Expertise” to indicate Pakistan.”
The PCB CEO did no longer buy kindly to that. “Newest avid gamers might maybe maybe maybe restful no longer be going up on social media to criticise other avid gamers or focus on what insurance policies the cricket board might maybe maybe maybe restful or have not got,” Wasim stated via a video link from Lahore. “They will hold their opinions about numerous things about world cricket and cricket in traditional however no longer about the rights and wrongs of avid gamers and the boards they veritably might maybe maybe maybe restful depart that to cricket board to answer to.
“I shall be for my half speaking to Mohammad Hafeez about that and I decide up no longer deem it be his location to be doing it. No other participant on this planet does that so why might maybe maybe maybe restful our Pakistani avid gamers attain that? I decide up no longer deem they’ve any reputation to achieve that and I decide up no longer deem they might maybe maybe maybe restful be doing that. That is my deepest gaze. Coming from an English atmosphere, I by no way saw an English participant tweet about insurance policies, procedures, speaking about other avid gamers’ appropriate or faulty. My gaze is, he might maybe maybe maybe restful focal point on his hold sport, focal point on the cricketing conception he can present however decide up no longer give deepest conception about other avid gamers.”
Here’s no longer the first time Hafeez has wondered a participant on his return from a ban.In December 2015, he and up-to-the-minute Test captain Azhar Ali stayed away from a coaching camp earlier than a tour of Recent Zealand on myth of Mohammad Amir, who turned into getting again from a space-fixing ban, turned into picked to be a phase of it. Every of them in the end joined coaching after the PCB intervened and hold since performed numerous matches alongside Amir.
Sharjeel turned into a promising skill for Pakistan earlier than his ban. He performed 25 ODIs, 15 T20Is and one Test and in that time cultivated a reputation for being a spirited-hitting batsman. PSL 2020 turned into his first kind of fade in over two years. The 30-365 days-frail had to miss the total of the Pakistan domestic season since he turned into restful undergoing the rehabilitation phase of his sentence.
“He has performed his time, no subject turned into plan,” Wasim stated. “He has implemented that ban. He is aid and turned into picked up by a franchise and he’s available to play over again. In phrases of him getting chosen [for Pakistan] going forward, that’s as a lot as the selectors. There might maybe be a super distance for Sharjeel Khan to skedaddle earlier than he’s reasonable to play for Pakistan over again.
“Initially, there might maybe be an significance around successfully being. [Head coach] Misbah[-ul-Haq] had stated that verbally and he’s emphasising the coverage on successfully being with us as successfully and [bowling coach] Waqar [Younis] has moreover spoken about it as successfully, that we are engrossing in a definite direction.
“Considered one of the most things Sharjeel Khan will hold performed in his time when he wasn’t playing and lazy is that he will hold obtained himself match. On your existence, you are going to hold gotten controllables and non-controllables. Fitness is controllable, what goes in you mouth, what you attain, the way in which you have yourself match, that’s all underneath your have watch over. Whenever you happen to might maybe maybe be brooding about playing for Pakistan, decide up yourself match. There might maybe be rarely one of these thing as a excuse.
“I’m sorry however I’m a stern believer that he grew to transform up playing PSL unfit. He’ll no longer decide up chosen for Pakistan as lengthy as he stays the way in which he’s. He now has a couple of months – decide up yourself match, characterize that you just are going to hold gotten an ambition to play for Pakistan, characterize you are going to hold gotten commitment and must decide up yourself match and you then shall be reasonable. I’m obvious Misbah and the selectors are attempting it at that way – they’ve a coverage and it be necessary that folks abide by that.”