A tweet from a senior Afghanistani journalist suggests that the former Afghanistan captain, Mohammad Shahzad was not consulted by the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) before leaving him out of the World Cup squad due to a knee injury.
As a replacement, the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) named the 18-year old Ikram Ali Khan, who is set to join the team.
“I have no problem or injury & fully fit, but ACB pulled me out of the squad by force without any consultation,” says Mohammad Shahzad, as per senior journalist Ibrahim’s Twitter Handle.
"I have no problem or injury & fully fit but @ACBofficials pulled me out of the squad by force without any consultation"Says @MShahzad077 who is ruled out of @cricketworldcup due to knee injury in his recent voice clip to a media in #Kabl as he is set to return home tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/tqagZST9c2
— M.ibrahim Momand (@IbrahimReporter) June 8, 2019
Further, he said that the decision was taken by the Afghanistan board without even consulting him. The news is shared by the senior sports Journalist Ibrahim Momand via his Twitter account.
Mohammad Shahzad suffered the knee injury during Afghanistan’s World Cup warm-up match against Pakistan. Though he took the field in the first two matches of the World Cup against Australia and Sri Lanka, an aggravation of the knee injury has forced the 32-year-old out of the World Cup.
Mohammad Shahzad has played 85 ODIs for Afghanistan with 2763 runs on his name. He also hammered 6 hundred and 14 fifties in his ODI career.