Pakistan all-rounder Imad Wasim has voiced his concerns about being dropped from the national team without any proper communication from the selectors. The 34-year-old expressed his disappointment and frustration about being snubbed from the Pakistan team for over a year without any specific reason. Wasim went on to say that he would take professional action if he faced such a situation again in the future.
Imad Wasim said, “No one told me why I was dropped. I didn’t have any injury, fitness, or form issues. I was performing well in the domestic circuit. If this happens to me again, I will go to the board and ask them to give me a valid reason. If they don’t give me a reason, then I will have to take professional action against them.”
Imad Wasim shared that he did not face any financial difficulties during his time away from the national team. In fact, he claimed that he earned ten times more than what he would have made if he was part of the national squad. It is worth noting that Wasim has been actively participating in franchise cricket around the world.
Wasim had played his last T20I match against Australia in November 2021 before making a comeback to the team in the recent T20I series against Afghanistan. The three-match series was held in March 2023.
Following his impressive performances in the Pakistan Super League season 8, Imad Wasim has made his way back into the national team. He scored 404 runs in 10 innings, boasting an average of 134.66 and a strike rate of 170.46, with three fifties to his name.
Additionally, Wasim also picked up nine wickets with an average of 28.22 and an economy rate of 7.93. As a result, he has been included in the T20I squad for the upcoming five-match series against New Zealand, which is set to commence on April 14 in Lahore.
In his international T20 career, Wasim has played 61 matches for Pakistan, scoring 434 runs at an average of 15.50 and a strike rate of 130.72, including one fifty.