Afghanistan’s World Cup campaign has begun catastrophically as they have slumped to defeats in all of their three games so far. To add to their woes, explosive wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Shahzad was ruled out of the tournament due to a knee injury and sent home by the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB).
In a surprising turn of events, Shahzad has slammed the ACB and cried foul play since he was fully fit to participate in the rest of the games. Shahzad said that he was unjustly dropped from the team rather than a case of him being unfit.
“I was training at the nets when the team manager told me that I was unfit and I had to head back home. It seemed they had already asked for a replacement (Ikram Ali Khil), but I did not know that I was unfit,” Shahzad claimed.
He also outlined his medical reports indicating his fitness, however the selectors and team management thought otherwise regarding his place in the side.
“If I was unfit then how could I play the first two matches? The physio told me that I will be alright if I take a bit of rest, and suddenly I was ruled out of the tournament. I have done so much for Afghanistan cricket and this is what happened to me,” he complained.