Former Pakistan left-arm legendary bowler, Wasim Akram, has questioned team management over the utilization of Faheem Ashraf.
Wasim claimed that Faheem has the potential to be a match-winner for Pakistan but with him being constantly in and out of the team, it will have an adverse effect on his future growth.
With his confidence already on a low, the selectors only gave Faheem a chance when Pakistan had already lost the series against South Africa as he featured in the final Test match.
Speaking to a local media outlet, Wasim Akram said:
What do we want to do with Faheem Ashraf, I believe he is a good all-rounder in the limited overs format. Being an impact player he has got the ability to win us matches, however, the on and off playing cycle will not be good for him as well as for Pakistan.
Previously, Pakistan’s head coach, Mickey Arthur, said that he is not entirely sure of Faheem’s ability to score runs and establish himself as a genuine all-rounder.
Mickey Arthur’s words, perhaps, don’t hold much value as Faheem has not been given an adequate chance to showcase his ability, Akram added.
Faheem’s vital 83-runs innings against Ireland was a glimpse as to what he is capable of and perhaps Mickey Arthur’s decision to keep him out of the national team is wrong after all.
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