ICC named an IPL team not a world XI; Shoib Akthar slams ICC for not including Pakistan player in world XI
Shoib Akthar on his youtube channel criticized ICC for neglecting Pakistan players. He slammed the ICC for not including a single Pakistan player in their T20I team of the decade, announced on Sunday. He said,” I think ICC forgot that Pakistan is also a member of ICC and they also play T20I cricket. They did not pick Babar Azam, who is currently the number one batsman in the ICC T20I rankings. ICC only thinks about money, sponsorships, and TV rights. They introduced two new balls and three powerplays (ODI). Where is Dennis Lille, Jeff Thomson, the big five of West Indies, Wasim, and Waqar? Where are the world’s fastest bowlers and leg spinners? They went away because ICC commercialized and materialized cricket so much and allowed ten leagues to earn more revenues. They just want 2 world cups in 3 years and leagues. There is a big difference between today’s cricket and 70’s cricket. If there is no Sachin vs Shoaib then what’s the point of watching cricket?”
ICC had included Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni, and Jasprit in its T20I Team of the decade. Dhoni has been named as the skipper of the ICC’s T20I Team of the decade. In the team four players are from India, two are from Australia, two from West Indies, one from Sri Lanka, South Africa, and Afghanistan.
ICC’s T20I Team of the Decade: Rohot Sharma, Chris Gayle, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Glenn Maxwell, MS Dhoni, Kieron Pollard, Rashid Khan, Jasprit Bumrah, and Lasith Malinga.