Twitter is furious as selectors leave out Abid Ali from World Cup squad
Twitter thinks the selectors made a huge blunder leaving out Abid Ali from the squad
The Pakistan cricket team for the upcoming World Cup was announced and opener Abid Ali, who proved himself in the last series, was left out, leaving Twitter angry.
Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur, Chief Selector Inzamam-ul-Haq and captain Sarfaraz Ahmed have reportedly decided to include batsman Asif Ali and pacer Mohammad Amir in the squad for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup.
According to report, it has been decided that Asif Ali to replace newly selected opener Abid Ali while Mohammad Amir in place of all-rounder Faheem Ashraf.
On March 29, Abid Ali made his ODI debut against Australia in the UAE and scored a sensational century.
Twitter was excited after the opener was selected for the World Cup squad. However, owing to Asif Ali’s performance in the recent ODI series against England, the pinch-hitter waws included in the team in place of Abid Ali.
This did not go down well with Twitter.
— Sn Hussain (@SnHussain9) May 16, 2019
Abid Ali is a back-up opener and keeper. Ideally, Shoaib Malik should make way for Asif Ali but in Pakistan seniority carries a bigger weightage.
Contrary to that Australia dropped Steve Waugh in 2003 and India left out Yuvraj Singh in 2015. Tough decisions make great teams.
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) May 16, 2019
— Osama (@Osama5862) May 16, 2019
#pakvEng. It will be unfair to off load Abid Ali from the WC squad without having played him in the ODI series. These are good pitches for batting and a good opportunity to make a star.
— Ramiz Raja (@iramizraja) May 16, 2019
Guess what 🤔
Faheem Ashraf & Abid Ali O 🔲U 🔲T
Mohammed Amir & Asif Ali I 🔲N
— #CrickeTweets!🏏 (@asadjaved609) May 16, 2019
Journey of ABID ALI- double LA centurion. centurion for Pak-A. centurion in FC final. centurion in PakCup. centurion on debut for Pakistan. perfect choice as backup WK & opener. Dint got single match to play in Eng & cement #cwc19 spot. With a HEAVY HEART Abid Ali will be dropped
— Arfa Feroz Zake (@ArfaSays_) May 16, 2019
This is the class of @TheRealPCB on the public demand Abid Ali selected and without playing a single match in English soils kicked out. Give him a chance at least two matches and no performance, remove no issue but keep playing Games 👹😡💰💰💰💰
— Humayun (@humayun204) May 16, 2019
Amir in, your 3rd opener Abid Ali and Faheem Ashraf out.
Inzi and Amir’s Fans rn: pic.twitter.com/QJaF5N3FkZ
— Greenistan (@Greenistan92) May 16, 2019
Pakistan play their first match against the West Indies on May 31.