Pakistan on Saturday included veteran cricketer Shoaib Malik in their T20 World Cup squad. The 39-year-old, who was not considered in the initial 15-man squad, comes in place of batsman Soheb Maqsood, who was ruled out due to a back injury.
Celebration of Malik’s return to the team, Pakistan’s sama tv Played a hilarious video which talks about the changes witnessed in the country, but the cricketer remained a constant figure in the cricket setup of the country.
Malik first played for his country in 1999 and is one of their most successful batsmen.
Here is the video:
— Qadir Khawaja (@iamqadirkhawaja) October 9, 2021
A segment in the video also talks about Pakistan pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi, who was born after Malik’s international debut and will now play together in the upcoming World Cup, which starts on October 17.
Malik has featured in all the last six editions of the T20 World Cup and has enjoyed a stellar campaign in the previous edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) as well.
“His (Sohaib Maqsood) replacement and after discussions with the team management, we have decided to include Shoaib Malik in the team. I am sure Shoaib’s experience will be useful for the entire team,” the country’s chief selector Muhammad Wasim was quoted as saying in an official statement issued by the Pakistan Cricket Board.