National cricket team captain Babar Azam is reportedly unhappy with the players dropped by chief selector Mohammad Wasim for the upcoming away series against South Africa and Zimbabwe, especially all-rounder Imad Wasim’s snub, and may even air his grievances in front of the top brass of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Dawn reported on Tuesday.
The report said that Babar Azam was taken by “surprise” when the players for the upcoming series were announced and shared his concerns in his close circles.
He may even talk to the top bosses of the Pakistan Cricket Board on the matter, the report added.
“Babar Azam feels there are way too many changes in the T20 Squad,” the English daily said while quoting a source close to the player.
The skipper, the report said, is of the view that some squad players did not get enough or any game time in the last series and, therefore, it was unfair to drop them altogether.
The national selection panel is under fire since the squads were announced for the upcoming tour.
Experts and former cricketers have also expressed their reservations on the exclusion of some players, especially Imad Wasim, whom Babar Azam desperately wanted to be in the team.
The paper further quoted the source as saying that Babar Azam was left “thoroughly disappointed”.
However, Mohammad Wasim has denied reports that there were any differences on the selection matters.
It is pertinent to mention here that Azam had previously been dubbed a dummy captain – a tag he thinks is unfair.