Former captain and wicketkeeper batsman Rashid Latif has said that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) that may be trying to punish Shadab Khan for speaking the truth.
After losing the second T20 match against Afghanistan, Shadab Khan said that team management will now realise the importance of Babar Azam and Muhammad Rizwan, both of whom were rested for the series.
The statement raised eyebrows among commentators, being interpreted as Shadab blaming the management for not sending star batsmen Babar and Rizwan for the series.
Rashid Latif thinks that the statement has angered the Board and they now want to punish Shadab Khan by removing him as Vice-Captain.
Pakistan captain, Babar Azam, and wicketkeeper, Mohammad Rizwan were rested from the recently-concluded Afghanistan series which Pakistan lost by 1-2.
While reacting to the aforementioned news on his YouTube channel, Latif slammed the board for mentally torturing Pakistan cricketers.
“One person is trying to speak the truth but they [PCB] are trying to zip his lips. Disturb him so much that he leaves cricket and makes him a psycho.
Why do 90 percent of Pakistan players become psycho after leaving cricket? They become psycho because of Pakistan Cricket Board,” Latif said.
“I don’t understand who brings these people on the board,” he concluded.
Babar will once again be in the driving seat of Pakistan’s cricket team, resuming his responsibilities as captain in the series against New Zealand.
The Kiwiswill arrive in Lahore and play three T20Is from 14-17 of April before traveling to Rawalpindi, where the final two T20Is and first ODI will be played from 20-26 of April.
The tour will culminate in Karachi, with the remaining four ODIs to be played from April 30 to May 7.