The Cricket World Cup 2023 is all set to get started in two weeks. England will face New Zealand in the opening encounter on October 5 in Ahmedabad. Ten teams will compete in the tournament, which will have 48 games. Some teams have already revealed their World Cup squads.
There are other teams that have yet to reveal their squads. Pakistan is such a team that hasn’t announced their squads. Pakistan’s poor performance in the recently concluded Asia Cup 2023 can be one of the reasons behind that. Pakistan was the favorite to win the Asia Cup before the start.
But they finished the tournament at No. 4, behind Bangladesh. They suffered a massive loss by 228 runs against India, followed by a defeat against Sri Lanka, which kicked them out of the tournament. Some of the key players didn’t perform well in the tournament.
Vice captain Shadab Khan is one such player who had a poor tournament. He played all five games, scored 13 runs with the bat at 4.33, and took six wickets at an average of 40.83. That performance has certainly had a negative impact on his place in the World Cup squad.
According to GeoNews, it has been learned that Pakistan is looking to drop Shadab Khan and pick mystery spinner Abrar Ahmed in his place for the World Cup in India. As soon as this news was circulated on social media, fans started talking about it. Shadab has been the vice captain of the team for a long time now.
Careers of Pakistani players ended by Rohit Sharma:— Ansh Shah (@asmemesss) September 19, 2023
1. Hasan Ali
2. Shadab Khan
3. Usman shenwari pic.twitter.com/g2XCFBP3kC
Hasan Ali in 2019.— ANSHUMAN🚩 (@AvengerReturns) September 19, 2023
Shadab Khan in 2023.
These two players will never forget the name of Rohit Sharma. This is what happens when you ball to Rohit Sharma when in full flow. The man, the myth, the legend. @ImRo45 pic.twitter.com/S8uTVcXx6H
Pakistan's VC Shadab Khan is now going to be dropped from the World Cup.— Vishal. (@SPORTYVISHAL) September 19, 2023
But it was already destined when in the Asia Cup, Rohit Sharma hit him for around 30 runs in just 2 overs.
Hasan Ali once said- "Rohit Bhai on his day can end the career of any bowler." Ashh true enough. pic.twitter.com/6MAwokYp1A
Kaaaassh esa ho jaye— Ali Hasnain Shah🇵🇰 (@ali_hasnainshah) September 19, 2023
Vice captain hi replace ho gya? 🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/vj1PUMffAn— Jo Kar (@i_am_gustakh) September 19, 2023
Let's All Laugh On Shadab Khan 😂🤣— Aufridi Chumtya (@ShuhidAufridi) September 19, 2023
This is big breaking and shocking news from pakistan cricket board. Shadab khan is out 😓😆🇮🇳🔥😂— SHADZ TV (@shadabansari40) September 19, 2023
Jisko lena hai lelo baht pele jaoge Ahmedabad mai beta 😂😂— Virat Kohli (@nayakumesh1) September 19, 2023
Bc vice captain ki koi izzat hi nhi🤡— गाभरु🚩 (@thoda_rude_hu) September 19, 2023
Ye kya ho gaya Pakistan ko… Shadab ko bahar kar diya 😂😂🤣— Dr. Aditi (@aditisinghSA) September 19, 2023
Dangerous powerplay ke baad, Spiner par bhi RUN nahi banane doge kya?😛
Pakistan india se haar kr bokhoaa gyi hai apne team ka sbse best player hi baahar karr rhi hai 😂😂— Andleeb Akhtar (@mr_akhtar_17) September 19, 2023
Pakistan will play their opening game in the upcoming World Cup on October 6. They will face Netherlands Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. The game between India and Pakistan will take place on October 14 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Pakistan is currently the No. 1-ranked team in ODIs.