Srinagar: Pakistan young wicketkeeper batter Azam Khan has responded to the recent criticism he faced after miserable outing he had in Afghanistan series.
“I cannot shut everyones mouth, if there is destructive criticism, keep it aside. Because those who write such things are often far inferior and have not progressed much in life,” Azam Khan was quoted as saying in the media.
“Those who label me as a pindi-pitched based batsman should also observe my recent performances. While I respect their opinion, I do not play cricket to prove them wrong. Rather, I play cricket for my own satisfaction, and as long as that satisfaction remains within me, I will continue to play,” said Azam.
Pertinently, former Pakistan pacer, Aaqib Javed, had expressed his concerns over the fitness levels of players representing Pakistan in international cricket.
“I am not sure what sort of experiment this was. It’s clear to me that no consideration was taken when selecting the squad for this series about what standard of skills and fitness levels are needed to represent Pakistan,” said Javed.
“If I was a player in that squad, I would have refused to play with this team. First at least attain some levels of fitness before playing. Hopefully they will have learnt from this,” he concluded.