Azam Khan Lashes Out On Pakistan Cricket Board! Claims He Has Never Been Given A Fair Shot


Former Pakistan wicket-keeper batsman Moin Khan’s son Azam Khan who is also a wicket-keeper batsman, has lashed out on the country’s cricketing system (the PCB) and its coaches for not giving him a fair chance to prove himself at the international level. He had a choice of words, that many officials and ex-officials of the PCB might not like, while speaking to Shoaib Malik in a recent interview.

Azam Khan is currently taking part in UAE’s International League T20 (ILT20) for the Desert Vipers. The 25-year-old will then fly over to Pakistan in order to feature in the 9th edition of the Pakistan Super League where he will be representing Shadab Khan led Islamabad United.

During the 19th game of the ILT20, Azam Khan smacked an emphatic quick fire half century, scoring 50 off 20 deliveries against the Gulf Giants. He would light up the entire Dubai Sports City cricket stadium with his sheer power hitting ability which saw him bat throughout a scary strike rate of 250.

Azam smacked a total of 9 boundaries in that inning. He scored 5 fours and dispatched 4 sixes with his efforts helping the Vipers chase down the target of 162 set by the Giants. Desert Vipers are currently well on course to qualify for the knockout rounds as they are currently 4th in the league table and they are slated to go against the Dubai Capitals in their next fixture on February 9.

“Either Kick Me Out Entirely..”, Azam Khan Hits Out At The PCB

After getting some time off from Desert Vipers duty, Azam Khan sat along with veteran batter Shoaib Malik for an interview where both of them spoke about a range of topics. He was asked about his thoughts on the number of opportunities he has received to play for the national team and he would not hold himself back while answering it.

To put into context, Azam has played as many as 8 games for Pakistan, all of them coming in the shortest format from the number 6 position. He was also a part of the national side that got drubbed 4-1 by New Zealand in a 5-match T20I series. The 25-year-old kept it very honest and said that he will look to find his way out if the PCB clarify their stance on him.

“I always think that whenever I play league (franchise) cricket, I get a lot of opportunities because they know i can win them games and that is why they call me over. But if you are putting doubts on my head that I’m not good enough at this level then its fine as i will look for my own way out as well.” – Azam Khan told Shoaib Malik. 

“I have staged 3 different comebacks in the last 4 years and I have never played a full series (for Pakistan) so that definitely hurts. Either you kick me out entirely after giving a full series but don’t hang my chances over the edge.” – Azam added.  

“I play all of my cricket with a clear mind and whenever anyone put fears in my plans then I get frustrated. Whenever I play with foreign coaches, they never make me feel like that I’m lacking somewhere. But whenever I play for Pakistan, they make me feel like I’m not that good of a cricketer.” – Azam Khan concluded. 

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