Former Pakistan allrounder Mohammad Hafeez has expressed his disappointment over the treatment meted out to newcomer Abrar Ahmed by the team-management during the ongoing T20I series against England. Pakistan and England are currently busy playing a seven-match T20I series.
5 games of the series have already been played with Pakistan leading by 3-2. Given the number of games in the series, it was expected that uncapped Abrar would get a game or two under his belt. The Pakistan team-management, however, has surprised many by not playing Abrar in any of the first 6 games.
Mohammad Hafeez disappointed:
Ahead of the ongoing sixth T20I between Pakistan and England, Mohammad Hafeez took to Twitter to express his disappointment over Abrar Ahmed not getting a chance in the playing eleven once again.
Soon after the playing eleven was announced, Hafeez tweeted that he feels sorry for the mystery spinner. He further stated that the spinner should have played 4 matches to show his talent before advising Abrar to keep working hard, tweeting:
“Feeling sorry for Abrar Ahmed ( mystery spinner ) not to have a game so far in this series #PakvsEngland2022. He should have given four games in this series to showcase his bowling talent but….. keep working hard young man”
Feeling sorry for Abrar Ahmed ( mystery spinner ) not to have a game so far in this series #PakvsEngland2022. He should have given four games in this series to showcase his bowling talent but….. keep working hard young man pic.twitter.com/qcT1HDLEu0
— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) September 30, 2022
Meanwhile, Abrar is a 23-year-old right-Arm leg spinner who made his T20 debut for Karachi Kings in 2017. He made his first-class debut during the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy in 2020 for Sindh. In 16 domestic T20 matches, Ahmed has taken 18 wickets at an economy of 7.62. He has also played 12 ODI’s and taken 17 scalps at an impressive economy of 4.55.
Talking about the ongoing Pakistan vs England game, the hosts are off to a poor start after being asked to bat first. Debutant Mohammad Haris and Shan Masood were back in the hut after scoring 7 and 0 respectively as Pakistan found themselves reeling at 15 for 2 in the 4th over.