'A group of former Pakistani cricketers…': Adam Gilchrist hits back at Saleem Malik following Imad Wasim's criticism | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Former Pakistan captain Salim Malik made allegations against an all-rounder Imad Wassimclaiming he intentionally wasted deliveries during the T20 World Cup match against India. Pakistan, chasing a modest target of 120 runs, fell short by 7 runs, ending their innings at 113 for 7.
The team consumed an astonishing 59 dot balls during their chase.Wasim scored just 15 runs in 23 balls with the help of a single boundary.
In response to these accusations, Australian legend Adam Gilchrist criticized the idea of ​​accusing a player of deliberately underperforming in a match that ended in defeat.
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“A group of former Pakistani cricketers didn't miss their teams at all. I mean Saleem Malik, among others… I'm just reading the comments and paraphrasing, and I haven't heard him say , but had I heard it, it wouldn't have been to my advantage as it was in Urdu He accused Imad (Wasim) of deliberately chewing up the deliveries to make it a little more interesting. I don’t know if there are any other charges that come with that,” Gilchrist said.

“He [Imad Wasim] made sure he didn't get out of trouble and continued to improve his batting average. If I'm a hitter and I'm not getting runs, I'll try to take chances no matter if I get out. But he kept gobbling up deliveries and then changed the ends with singles,” Malik said.
“Imad Wasim hasn’t played much cricket since the last PSL. Shadab Khan, who scored around forty goals against the United States in the last match, should not have been promoted in the rankings. Sorry, but I would like to wonder why he [Imad Wasim] was promoted up the order, given that he hadn't had enough opportunities previously [the World Cup]. The batter should have at least tried something instead of playing dot balls,” he added.

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