‘Look at Umran Malik, learn from Indian selectors’ – Danish Kaneria Lambasts ‘Laptop Selectors’ of Pakistan

Former Pakistani spinner Danish Kaneria has emphasized bringing new talent through the ranks for the betterment of Pakistani cricket. Citing the example of team India, the Danish Kaneria has stated that Pakistan’s ‘Laptop Selectors’ should take directions from the Indian selectors and Indian team management to promote players through the ranks and give them regular international exposure.

Notably, Pakistani cricket has become the center of attraction since Shaheen Shah Afridi’s news broke about him that he would be banned from the 2022 Asia Cup. Now a harakiri has been caused in Pakistan cricket about Shaheen’s absence as he has been the most effective pacesetter for Pakistan with the new ball.

Pakistan cricket team (Image Credits: ICC)

People say Mohammad Rizwan prepares the team and Babar Azam endorses it – Danish Kaneria

“We have not prepared well. The selectors come and keep spinning around the pot over and over again. They say Shan Masood has to prove himself. Shan plays in England and England’s domestic cricket is much better than Pakistan. Shan performs there and he even leads the Derbyshire T20 side,” Danish Kaneria said in an exclusive interview with: cricket addict.

“The Laptop Selectors come and brazenly say that Shan will have to prove himself. I have not seen any other national selector who behaved in the same way. If a player does well, he is immediately included in the senior team.” Danish further explained.

Danish Kaneria
Danish Kaneria. Image-Reuters

“Shadab Khan is only carried away because he has the vice-captain’s label. Some people say Mohmmad Rizwan makes the team and Babar Azam endorses it, but nobody really knows what’s going on. We just want to improve Pakistani cricket,” Danish added.

Pakistan’s ‘Laptop Selectors’ must learn from India: Danish Kaneria

The Danish Kaneria cited the example of India and emphasized that the Pakistani selectors and the team management should learn from the Indian selectors and the Indian team management. Notably, after the 2021 ICC T20 World Cup, there was a massive leadership change in the Indian cricket team.

Rohit Sharma was appointed captain of the Indian cricket team in all formats while Rahul Dravid took over as Head Coach of the Indian national cricket team. And there is a remarkable change in the approach of this Indian leadership.

“You look at the IPL, Umran Malik made a sensation and immediately he was included in the Indian cricket team. Sanju Samson is making his comeback and Rahul Tripathi will be featured. Look at Arshdeep Singh, he made an impression as soon as he broke through on the international stage and I am very hopeful that he will also perform well in Asia Cup as he has the skill and full support of the team management.” declared the Danish Kaneria.

Umran Malik (Image Credit: Twitter)
Umran Malik (Image Credit: Twitter)

The Pakistani team hands out the National Caps to a few players for one match only. Is it so easy to get a Test Cap or an ODI Cap these days? This is ridiculously unbelievable. This doesn’t happen anywhere in the world. PCB had a good chance to try out players against the Netherlands.

Since the completion of the 2021 T20 World Cup, Team India has tried nearly 30 players on the international stage to make their roster for the Asia Cup and the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 all of which will take place in Australia later this year.

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