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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.
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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.