Published On: Thu, Sep 22nd, 2016

Shoaib Malik’s reply to Wasim Akram


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Shoaib Malik, who is the Pakistan’s all-rounder, has reacted at previous fast bowler Wasim Akram’s claim that the 34-year-old seemed “disinterested” in matches all through the tour of England this summer.

Wasim had previously stated that Malik deficient in leadership skills, adding that a leading player should have a much vigorous attitude on the field.

Wasim stated during match commentary “Malik has really disappointed me,” he continued by saying “He goes to the third man in the field and stands out there.”

The ex-pacer further stated that “His job as a senior player should be to talk to the bowlers, help his captain and I have not seen that happening at all. From the outside, he has looked disinterested and not very keen for most of the series.”

It was inquired regarding Wasim’s comments and Malik replied that the experienced bowler should have concentrated on the positives whereas commentating.

Malik further stated that “I know that you have to talk regarding something when commentating, and when you don’t have anything then you have to arise with something which magnetizes people who are listening to you,”

“Nevertheless, I completely oppose with his statement but I value him a lot. I would not anticipate these comments from a legend. I am sure he will realize this in the future and come up with something positive for us.”

The all-rounder of Pakistan additionally added that he is a team player, presenting the instance of him batting wherever his captain ordered him to.

He told “I am one of those who has batted everywhere in the top order,” he continued that “I consider for me the team arrives initially, thus wherever the team requires me I am always up for that number.”

Malik was chosen in the 15-man squad for the three-match T20I series in opposition to the West Indies in the UAE which starts this Friday.


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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.

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