After winning three back-to-back games and a stroke of luck, Pakistan has qualified for the semis of the ongoing 20-20 World Cup 2022. However, when Pakistan lost to Zimbabwe and was on the verge of elimination. Former Pakistan left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir called out the team selection as ‘poor’. Apart from him, a lot of former Pakistan cricketers criticized the team’s performances.
After this, the team turned around their fortunes and beat teams such as the Netherlands, South Africa, and Bangladesh. However, before beating Bangladesh, they either needed the Dutch to beat the Proteas or Zimbabwe beat India. However, the European team pulled off an upset against the two-time semifinalists. After this, the 2009 winners latched onto the opportunity and qualified for the semis.
I request everyone not to credit for the team selection: Mohammad Amir
Ahead of Pakistan’s semifinal clash against New Zealand, the 2009 20-20 World Cup winner has insisted the PCB and its selection committee not to take any credit for the team selection. He added that nobody took credit when the team lost against India and Zimbabwe.
“Abhi bhi request hai unse, jab Pakistan team haar rahi thi koi samne nehi aaya ki yeh team manine select ki thi. Agar Pakistan team jeet bhi jaata hai na to abhi please samne na aaye, aur kahe ki yeh team maine select ki thi. Yeh bewakoof banana log ko mat shuru kijiye ga. Sab ko pata hai kaha kaha pe galatiyan hui hai, credit lene kiliye na aaye ki yeh team maine select ki thi. Jab team har rahi thi aap ko kahi kamre me jaake chup gaaye, gayeb ho gaye pata nehi. Agar yeh team semi-final bhi jetein, toh bahir na nikliye ga (It’s a request to them that if Pakistan win, then don’t come and say you selected this team. When the team was losing, no one took responsibility. Don’t fool us. We all know where the selection had gone wrong. When the team was losing no one came forward, everyone was hiding),” he said.