Former Australia cricketer Dean Jones reacted to the announcement of the Pakistan squad for the upcoming Bangladesh T20Is. He claimed to be grateful to Pakistan’s head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq for omitting left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir from the squad as this would serve as motivation to the star paceman.
Jones was appointed the head coach of Karachi Kings for the upcoming season five of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) recently after the franchise decided to part ways with Mickey Arthur. The 58-year-old took to Twitter and claimed that the left-arm pacer’s exclusion from the side is going to galvanize him in giving his best for the Kings.
Islamabad United won two PSL titles under Jones, in his long tenure with the team since the inception of the tournament. He was also touted as one of the contenders for the Pakistan’s head coach position, but former captain Misbah got the job.