Why is Shahid Afridi angry with Pakistan seamer Junaid Khan?

Shahid Afridi angry at Junaid Khan for the way he reacted after being dropped from the World Cup squad Pakistan cricket

Shahid Afridi: “Junaid should have controlled his emotions and not protested by posting a picture”

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Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has lashed out at Junaid Khan for the photo he posted after being axed from the World Cup squad.

Junaid posted a cryptic message on Twitter that featured a picture of himself with tape over his mouth after he was removed from the World Cup team.

Junaid was dropped along with all-rounder Faheem Ashraf and opener Abid Ali.

This came after the selectors decided to include batsman Asif Ali, and left-arm pace bowlers Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Amir in the finalised side.

However, Afridi was less than impressed with Junaid’s actions, and was quoted by Geo.tv as saying: “Junaid’s reaction wasn’t good. It would have been better if he had remained silent. I can understand his frustration but he must know that this is not the end. He has a long career on his way.

He was further quoted by cricketpakistan.com.pk as saying: “It is logical to feel disappointed over being dropped, however Junaid should have controlled his emotions and not protested by posting a picture. The team management should have handled this matter properly.”

Pakistan’s second World Cup warm-up game will be against Bangladesh in Cardiff on May 26.

They will then begin their World Cup campaign against the West Indies in Nottingham on May 31.