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Aamer Sohail questions Shahid Afridi’s selection in 1999 World Cup, said that he would’ve preferred Mohammad Yousuf ahead of Afridi in the team

July 23, 2020

Written By,

Payel Gosh

Pakistan won the ODI World Cup without precedent for 1992. They even gotten an opportunity to turn into the heroes in 1999 in the wake of making it to the last of the uber occasion. Be that as it may, the Wasim Akram-drove side lost to Australia because of their batting breakdown. Just about 21 years after the game, previous Pakistan cricketer Aamer Sohail has brought up issues over the group determination during the competition and in the last.

He affirmed that when he was a commander in 1998, the selectors had chosen to adhere to the customary openers for the World Cup who can remain in the center and furthermore play out the new ball. The WC in 1999 was played in England where the new ball swings prevalently for the initial barely any overs. Sohail additionally addressed Shahid Afridi's determination in the group in spite of not performing.

Afridi played eight matches in the competition and scored just 93 runs while picking a lone wicket. When he was playing, Afridi was the captain for him.

He was neither able to bowl nor able to bat, says Sohail on Afridi

The 53-year-old likewise figured that picking Afridi in front of an in-structure Mohammad Yousuf was a major bet. And it didn't play off even in the last. He brought up that the enormous hitting all-rounder could neither bowl nor bat around then; and he was found for needing in requesting conditions.

In any case, in requesting conditions, that is a major bet. In his video, Aamer Sohail also continued to express; that Wasim Akram should've chosen to bowl ensuing to winning the toss in soaked conditions.

Pakistan were packaged out for only 132 runs in the last, and the score was pursued down easily by Australia; with in excess of 30 overs and eight wickets close by.

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Written By,

Payel Gosh