Babar Azam and Shaan Masood
Babar Azam and Shaan Masood (Picture Supply: Twitter)

Shan Masood’s absence from Pakistan’s ODI squad for West Indies collection had bought everybody speaking, because the batter was backed by an excellent performances in County cricket. Masood has now opened up about his views on skipper Babar Azam’s feedback on his exclusion. For the unversed, Babar had stated that enjoying Masood within the center order could be unfair to him as he’s a top-order batter.

The 32-year-old was very constant in his performances in the course of the County Championship, in addition to the T20 Blast whereas enjoying for Derbyshire, and thus his inclusion within the squad towards West Indies was additionally backed by former skippers Inzamam-ul-Haq and Rashid Latif. However even then, he couldn’t make it to the squad.

“I’ve stated it earlier as nicely, I don’t have a problem with the batting order. An opener performs cricket in all of the phases – he faces the brand new ball in addition to the outdated and takes on each spinners and quick bowlers. If he stays until the tip, he does the hitting as nicely. So, you’ll be able to’t say that he doesn’t know the best way to bat in numerous roles. After I began enjoying home cricket, I performed plenty of no.4. Within the PSL, I performed at no.3 when the staff required. I performed at no.3 in Exams as nicely,” Shan stated in an interview with Cricket Pakistan.

I don’t imagine {that a} place can outline you: Masood

Masood feels that although there haven’t been any cases of him enjoying at another spot aside from the highest order, he believes {that a}  batter’s batting place shouldn’t be the issue to evaluate his efficiency within the sport. He additionally added that he could be keen to play at any spot, given the necessities of his staff.

“I talked to Mohammad Wasim and Mohammad Yousuf. I do know there’s no proof of me batting at different positions lately, however I don’t imagine {that a} place can outline you. Whenever you take a look at the previous, totally different batsmen have performed totally different roles. You take a look at England, the place batsmen hold shuffling of their positions,” he stated.

“I don’t wish to restrict myself in a format, in addition to at a place. If somebody tells me that Pakistan requires you to play at a selected quantity, I’ll. I received’t blame anybody. Enjoying for Pakistan is the most important factor on the finish of the day,” Shan additional added.

In the meantime, Pakistan clinched the ODI collection by 3-0, thereby handing West Indies a crushing defeat. Of the three video games, the host’s most interesting efficiency got here within the second ODI, whereby they received the sport by a whopping 120 runs.



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