Pakistan’s white-ball vice-captain Shadab Khan has responded to the criticism he has faced over his injury in the ongoing Big Bash League (BBL).
The star all-rounder, who plays for the Hobart Hurricanes in the ongoing edition of the BBL, was injured during a match against the Adelaide Strikers.
The injury not only forced the right-hander to miss the rest of the BBL but also forced him to miss the three-match ODI series against New Zealand.
After the Shahid Afridi-led selection committee announced the squad for the ODI series, a cricket fan slammed the cricketer for playing in the league.
“Playing foreign leagues for money. Wounding. Missing national team matches,” one of the fans tweeted while tagging the cricket star.
Responding to this, the 24-year-old cricketer wrote on his Twitter account, “Wherever I am selected for the national team, I will play for the country.”
Mere BBL experience ki wajah se meri performance Australia mai achi hui world cup mai. Playing in different conditions makes u better. Jahan mai national team ke liye select hon ga wahan hamesha national team ke liye khelun ga. Allah aap ko hamesha khush rakhay. https://t.co/qO7laXIfiI— Shadab Khan (@76Shadabkhan) January 8, 2023
Shadab said the Big Bash League helped him perform well in the T20 World Cup in Australia as playing in different conditions helps players improve.
The sportsman said in another tweet: “Finger injuries can happen at any time, anyone can be hit by the ball in practice be it Australia or Pakistan.