Afghanistan’s wicket-keeper batsman, Mohammad Shahzad has threatened to quit cricket after being declared unfit for the remainder of the World Cup by the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB). The opening batsman featured in Afghanistan’s first two matches of the tournament versus Australia and Sri Lanka. But was sacked after that because of a knee injury.
However, the 31-year-old claims it is not true. He says the medical advice he had received stated he would be fit to play in a couple of days after having his knee drained and has threatened to quit cricket stating that if the board doesn’t want me to play again.
"If they don't want me to play, I will quit cricket. I don't see myself playing anymore. If they (ACB) have a problem, they should let me know. I went to a doctor in London and he ... said that I could play after resting for two-three days," Shahzad said.
Shahzad’s is Afghanistan's highest run-scorer in ODI’s with 2,727 runs, was also not selected for the 2015 World Cup due to a lack of fitness and also received a 12-month ban in 2017 for a doping offence.