Ajmal makes ‘favortism’ claim, says Haris selected because of PCB Chairman

F.P. Report

LAHORE: Legendary Pakistan off-spinner is not happy with the selection of youngster Mohammad Haris for the T20 World Cup in Australia.

The 21-year-old Haris has been picked over former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed, who did well in the ongoing National T20 Cup compared to the youngster.

Haris has represented Pakistan in four ODIs but failed to impress, scoring only ten runs with the highest score of 6.

The 44-year-old made a huge claim on the selection of Haris, suggesting that PCB chairman Ramiz Raja “likes” him – that being the reason for Haris’ inclusion in the T20 World Cup squad.

“Mohammad Haris is selected because he is Ramiz Raja’s choice, he is his favourite. Ramiz Raja likes him, that’s why they kept him,” Ajmal said on his official YouTube channel.

“If you want to go by performance, Sarfaraz (Ahmed) has been performing well in the (domestic) T20s. You could have kept him in the reserves,” the spin legend further said.

Recently, Pakistan announced a 15-member squad for the 2022 T20 World Cup, scheduled to take place in October-November in Australia. Selectors kept faith in players who are part of the side since the last T20 World Cup and didn’t make many changes.

Pakistan will open their T20 World Cup campaign against India on October 23 but will play a seven-match T20I series against England at home prior to the coveted tournament, and will also travel to New Zealand to take part in a tri-series involving Bangladesh.