Former Pakistan U19 captain and current opening batsman Sami Aslam has chosen to pull out from Quaid-e-Azam Trophy midway through the tournament as he was overlooked for the forthcoming visit to New Zealand. The Balochistan batter didn’t find a place in Pakistan’s mammoth 35-man squad for the tour.
Sami annoyed with the thought of being overlooked took to Twitter to state that he was unhappy after not being picked for the side for the New Zealand tour. The batsman was dropped after the 2018 UK despite not featuring in a single game during that tour.
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Sami Aslam Expresses Dissapoitment On Twitter
For Sami things haven’t been great in last few months, he was demoted to the Balochistan 2nd XI after repetitive failures for the first XI. Since he was troubled with the demotion, Aslam decided to withdraw himself from the entire tournament itself but later to returned to play three matches for his side. But even in those three games, he only managed to score only one fifty out of six innings.
“Disappointed that I didn’t get any chance to be in 35 players for NZ tour and last UK tour, even after a good last QeA Trophy season, I was one of the most run makers, scored 864 runs at an average of 78, dropped from the Test squad after not getting a game in my last UK tour 2018,” Sami tweeted.
Disappointed that I didn't get any chance to be in 35players for NZ tour and last UK tour,even after good last QeD 2019-20trophy, I was one of the most run makers, scored 864 runs(4 100's) average of 78,
dropped from the Test squad after not getting a game in my last UK tour 2018
— Sami Aslam (@Samiaslam999) November 11, 2020
According to several reports, it is being told that Sami Aslam is looking to quit cricket in Pakistan as he’s already informed his stateside about his decision. The report also stated that Aslam is looking to move to the United States Of America in a bid to revive his cricketing career with an associate nation.
Sami Aslam barged into the Pakistan national side after leading the U19 side in both the 2013 U19 Asia Cup as well as the ICC 2014 U-19 world cup in the UAE. He opened the batting alongside Imam Ul Haq in both the competitions.