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If Malik and Farhat can be included in Pak national sqad, why can't I, asks Sami

February 19, 2012 - Islamabad

Discarded Pakistani fast-bowler Mohammad Sami has expressed disappointment over his repeated snub from the team despite performing well on the domestic circuit, questioning the inclusion of Shoaib Malik and Imran Farhat in the national squad.

"I've performed outstandingly, but am still out of the squad," The Express Tribune quoted Sami, currently representing Duronto Rajshahi in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), as saying.

"On the other hand, Malik was included in the national team despite hitting just one century in domestic events, while Farhat has failed to justify his inclusion despite the various chances he's been given. Both of them are in the national squad," he added. he selection committee is headed by Mohammad Ilyas, who is Farhat's father-in law, while Azhar Khan, Asif Baloch and Farrukh Zaman are assisting him.

Sami, who captained Karachi Blues in the Quaid-i-Azam Trophy, was in fine form during the tournament, picking up 39 wickets at an average of 19.8, while scoring 579 runs. He carried his good run into the Pentangular Cup, bagging 17 wickets in two matches before leaving for BPL, where he registered the event's first hat-trick.

Despite his consistent good performance, Sami has been ignored for the national duty since November 2010.


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