Amir slams ‘visionless’ chief selector Wasim

Pacer also questioned the change in selection criteria for opener Sharjeel Khan

Amir slams ‘visionless’ chief selector Wasim PHOTO COURTESY: PCB/AFP

Pakistan’s former fast-bowler Mohammad Amir believes that Chief Selector Mohammad Wasim lacks the vision needed to take the country’s cricket forward.

While speaking to Cricket Pakistan in an exclusive interview, Amir questioned the change in selection criteria for opener Sharjeel Khan.

“There is no doubt that Sharjeel [Khan] should be in the white-ball squad because he is most dangerous player in white-ball cricket in Pakistan,” said Amir. “One or two series ago, you were saying that he needs to work on his fitness to get selected so why have you taken this decision now? The only thing you considered is his performance, right?”

“It is important that they [selection committee] keep the same criteria of selection for every player,” he added.

“I don’t see any vision of the chief selector. I don’t know if he asked to work like this or it’s his own mindset. Selecting teams on public opinion is not the right thing to do. He should select players who are best suited to play for Pakistan,” he further stated. 

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He also had a word of advice for Sharjeel, who is part of Pakistan’s T20I squad for Africa tour.

“As a player, I advise Sharjeel to work on his fitness. If he does that, considering the kind of player he is, it is very difficult to keep him out of the side,” he said.