Promising opening batsman Sami Aslam continues to knock on the doors of the national side after consistently performing in the domestic circuit. The left-hander made his Test debut four years ago and initially impressed with his dogged technique and ability to stay at the crease for long periods of time.
However, he was unceremoniously dropped from the Test side after registering a few low scores. The 23-year-old, still eyeing a comeback to the international arena, complained that the selection committee did not give him enough opportunities to prove his talent.
He gave the example of rising star Babar Azam, who had a poor start to his career in red-ball cricket before settling in and conjuring up healthy contributions in the South Africa tour.
“I should have been given longer run like Babar in Test cricket, who was given a longer run despite struggling initially in order to cement his place in the team. If I had not been dropped from side, by now I would have been a permanent member of the Test side,” he recently claimed in an interview with a local publication.