Adam Gilchrist backs Imad Wasim amid allegations of deliberate poor performance

Australian legend mocks Saleem Malik for accusing the allrounder of underperforming

News Desk June 12, 2024


Australian legend Adam Gilchrist takes a dig at former Pakistan cricketer Saleem Malik for accusing allrounder Imad Wasim of underperforming deliberately.

Malik recently criticised Imad Wasim for deliberately wasting deliveries in a recent T20 World Cup match against India. He accused the allrounder of prioritising his batting average over taking risks to score quickly.

The accusation sparked a reaction from Adam Gilchrist, who sarcastically remarked “A bunch of ex-Pakistan cricketers haven't missed their teams, at all.”

“I mean Saleem Malik, of all people...I'm just reading the comments and paraphrasing, and I haven't heard him say, but had I heard him, it wouldn't have been to my benefit because it was in Urdu. He accused Imad (Wasim) of chewing up deliveries on purpose to make it a bit more interesting. Now I don't know if there are other accusations which come with that,” he said with a smile of sarcasm.

It's noteworthy that Malik, once a prominent player, was banned for life due to his involvement in match-fixing allegations in 2000, with accusations from Australian cricketers Shane Warne, Mark Waugh, and Tim May.


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