ICC World Cup 2019: Junaid Khan’s Way of Protesting Was Not the Right Way Says Shahid Afridi
There is no doubt about the fact that it is the ultimate dream of any player to represent his/her country in a World Cup and so missing out on the bus literally leaves a scar on every cricketer. It is really not easy to accept. Pakistan speedster Junaid Khan who missed out on a spot in the World Cup despite being named in the preliminary squad came out with his protest in a different manner. He posted a picture on his social media handle with his mouth black taped. He captioned it “Truth is bitter”.
Meanwhile, Ambati Rayudu of India also faced a similar situation and he also came out with a tweet which indirectly took a dig at the selectors. In the age of social media, the fans and the supporters didn’t leave any opportunities to make fun of the protest made by the two cricketers. They even asked the I to organize an opening ceremony where a sealed mouth Junaid Khan would bowl to Ambati Rayudu wearing his 3 D glasses.
Former Pakistan skipper and a very popular figure in the country, Shahid Afridi stated that it was not the correct way for Junaid to express his disappointment. During a media interaction, Afridi stated that the way Junaid decided to make the protest wasn’t right. He further added that a lot can be done if one decides to remain silent. His way of approach was unnecessary especially given the fact that he is a centrally contracted player.
Meanwhile, Shahid Afridi said jokingly that had he been in Junaid Khan’s place, he would have done the same thing but agreed to the fact that it was a mistake from his part. “He hasn’t played that much cricket. He has just started and has to go further ahead. It was not necessary for him to do this at this stage,” Afridi said. However, he did add that after missing out on a World Cup spot, it was expected from the player.
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) May 25, 2019
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