Imad Wasim responds to Wasim Akram’s criticism on domestic cricket participation


Pakistan cricketer Imad Wasim has responded to former captain Wasim Akram’s comments regarding players who are not actively participating in domestic cricket. 

While talking on a local sports channel, Akram raised concerns about the players who prioritize other commitments, such as T10 cricket, over tournaments like the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy or the ongoing Pakistan Cup. 

“The players who are busy with Pakistan team are fine but what about others? A couple of them are sitting on television and they want to play for Pakistan. How is that possible?” Akram said.

Is Wasim Akram criticising his own franchise’s captain and main player Imad Wasim and Mohammad Amir?

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Imad addressed Akram’s remarks with a candid response. He expressed his frustration, citing his own experience of getting dropped without any reason. 

“When I was playing for the Pakistan team, I was the World No. 02 all-rounder in rankings, and without any reason, I was dropped. Please tell me what is the guarantee now that if I will play domestic cricket, they will consider me? Secondly, whoever has pointed this out, I will call him myself if I ever need an advice,” Imad said.

The 34-year old highlighted that despite his performance two years ago when he was asked to play domestic cricket, he was still not considered for national selection. 

“Two years ago, when I was asked to play domestic cricket, you can see my performance. But even then, I wasn’t considered. So there’s no guarantee here,” he further added.

Imad Wasim responds back to Wasim Akram

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