Fans and former cricket players are puzzled by the unexpected selection of batsman Salman Ali Agha in Pakistan’s ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 roster, especially in light of his recent performance in the Asia Cup 2023. He participated in four games during the tournament, scoring 40 runs with an average of 20 and a strike rate of 59.70; his highest score was 23 against India.
Salman Ali Agha addressed criticism and skepticism regarding his performance and selection during a press conference and provided an explanation of why he was chosen for the 50-over World Cup. He emphasized that his selection to the Pakistan squad came about as a result of his consistent play in domestic cricket over the previous 8–10 years.
“Playing in the World Cup is every cricketer’s dream, and it was also my dream when I was growing up,” he said. My inclusion in the World Cup squad is evidence of my many years of laborious domestic cricket play.
Salman Ali Agha responded to questions regarding Pakistan’s performance at the Asia Cup 2023 by saying that the team has moved on from that setback and is now entirely focused on the 2019 World Cup. He expressed faith in the group’s ability to learn from its mistakes and management’s backing.
We’ll try our hardest to fulfill our fans’ hopes and bring the trophy home, he continued. He emphasized the value of both batting and bowling during the middle overs in ODIs, but added that particular plans will rely on the team’s needs as soon as they began competing in the competition.