Waqar has come up to say that Umar Akmal, along with opener Ahmed Shehzad must be made to regain their spot in the squad with their performance © Getty Images
Waqar has come up to say that Umar Akmal, along with opener Ahmed Shehzad must be made to regain their spot in the squad with their performance © Getty Images

Waqar Younis, after Pakistan‘s disappointing performance in the ICC World T20 2016, has submitted a report of the team and has come out with many controversial revelations about the players and team selectors. The head coach of Pakistan team compared Umar Akmal with Kevin Pietersen and Andrew Symonds and said a taking steps against Umar Akmal for his attitude could help the team find better player or improve as a team. Umar Akmal is known to carry a bad attitude. Waqar has come up to say that the player, along with opener Ahmed Shehzad must be made to regain their spot in the squad with their performance. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs Australia, Match 31, ICC World T20 2016 at Mohali

In a report by espncricinfo.com, Waqar said, “All the time he (Akmal) managed to retain his place back in the team. Is this the criteria we are setting for the selection of a new player? Andrew Symonds was a very talented player for Australia or Kevin Pietersen for England but due to their behavior they were dropped and never picked again irrespective of their talent.

The former player compared the situation with that of England and Australia, “Are we bold enough to take this step or do we fear the media or pressure from different people to play certain players? I can assure you that scarifying one Umar Akmal will allow us to develop other players who can truly and proudly wear the star on their chest and represent Pakistan.”

Waqar seemed not to be very happy with the way Ahmed Shehzad was recalled to the side. “This was a complete knee-jerking reaction, how can you consider a player in one tour when you have dropped him in a previous tour? What is the criteria to be selected? To gain support from the media and then bring back into the team, this is bullying and not a good example for others to follow.”