Sindh’s selection committee has copped a lot of criticism for dropping veteran pacer Tabish Khan from the side’s squad for the upcoming National T20 Cup. The 34-year-old Tabish, possessing an experience of 43 T20 games, was dropped in favour of all-rounder Anwar Ali sparking angry reactions from fans and the media.
The press conference held by Sindh head coach Azam Khan to announce the squad for the competition was thus hijacked by constant questions from reporters complaining about the absence of Tabish in the lineup, which will be led by Sarfaraz Ahmed. Azam repeatedly stated that Tabish’s performances in white-ball cricket were not satisfactory enough to warrant a place in the T20 side.
“It seems that this press conference is being held for just one cricketer. He has performed in four-day cricket, how can you ask to pick him for a four-over cricket on basis of his performance in four-day cricket,” Azam said.