The daring batsman who is famous for his hard-hitting has spoken out for Pakistan opener and Jamaica Tallawahs teammate Ahamd Shehzad who dropped from his national side.
Justifying his saying, flamboyant West Indian batsman expressed that 23-year-old Shahzad was too good of a talent to be wasted. Gayle, who played accompanied by Shehzad for Jamaica in the first edition of the Caribbean Premier League, is an active cricketer on social media and took to Twitter to poke the Pakistani selectors.
Heard u been drop @iamAhmadshahzad …I know you’re not a bad boy to be drop for discipline… Come on Pakistan, don’t waste this talent.
— Chris Gayle (@henrygayle) April 4, 2015
“Heard u been drop @iamAhmadshahzad…I know you’re not a bad boy to be drop for discipline…Come on Pakistan, don’t waste this talent,” the Caribbean star, who marked a double-century in a World Cup match, tweeted on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced the squads for the national side’s tour to Bangladesh on Friday. It didn’t include Shehzad neither in Test nor ODI side while under-performing middle-order-batsman Umar Akmal was dropped for all formats.
The chairman of the new selection committee, Haroon Rasheed, also warned the squads that discipline would not be compromised.
“We have told the players that Pakistan comes first,” said Rasheed.
“There will be no compromise on discipline and that’s why we have dropped Umar from all formats and Ahmad Shehzad from two.”
Earlier, head coach Waqar Younis complained about both Shehzad and Umar’s ill-disciplined behaviour during World Cup campaign in Australia.