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ICC World Cup 2019: Junaid Khan posts picture with tape on his mouth after World Cup snub

Junaid Khan took to Twitter to express his disappointment at the decision as he posted a picture of himself standing with tape on his mouth and the caption read, “I dont want to say anything. Truth is bitter. (Sach karwa hotha hai).”

cricket Updated: May 21, 2019 08:34 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Pakistan's Junaid Khan in action.(Action Images via Reuters)

Junaid Khan was included in Pakistan’s provisional ICC World Cup 2019 squad ahead of Mohammad Amir and it seemed certain that the 29-year-old fast bowler will be travelling for the tournament. However, that was not the case as the selectors decided to replace Abid Ali and Junaid Khan with Asif Ali and Mohammad Amir respectively.

Junaid took to Twitter to express his disappointment at the decision as he posted a picture of himself standing with tape on his mouth and the caption read, “I dont want to say anything. Truth is bitter. (Sach karwa hotha hai).”

Both the bowlers were not included in the initial squad announced last month but Aamir, who is yet to recover from chickenpox, was named for the one-day series against England which Pakistan completed on Sunday.

The selectors had also discarded Wahab Riaz from the tour to England but after the thrashing given to the Pakistani pacers in the one-day series they apparently had a change of mind.

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Wahab, who turns 34 next month, last played a one-day international for his country in the opening match of the 2017 Champions Trophy against India going for 87 runs without a wicket and than limping off with a injury.

According to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Aamir has recovered from his chickenpox and he and Wahab will be available for the warm-up matches against Afghanistan and Bangladesh this week.

(With agency inputs)

First Published: May 20, 2019 20:12 IST