Pakistan head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq has received immense reactions by Twitterati after dropping left-arm orthodox spinner Kashif Bhatti from the first Test against Bangladesh in Rawalpindi.
The 33-year-old was part of the away Test series in Australia and also the home series against Sri Lanka but he was dropped without a match played on both the occasions.
Fans decided to share their disappointment on Twitter and asked Misbah on why he dropped the spinner against Bangladesh.
Former Test cricketer Faisal Iqbal welcomed Kashif as he was also used to get dropped without being played.
Welcome kashif bhatti! 😃🏏 https://t.co/hYdFbHcKIK
— Faisal Iqbal🇵🇰🏏فیصل اقبال (@FaisalIqbalCric) February 1, 2020
One of the fans labeled it as a disgusting decision to drop Kashif and questioned Misbah that on what criteria does Faheem Ashraf returns to Test squad
One twitter avid pointed out about Kashif as he bats well and is currently better than Yasir Shah too.
Also why is kashif bhatti dropped for bilal asif?
Kashif bats well too and currently is far better than yasir shah.
— Sohaib Chatri (@SohaibChatri) February 1, 2020
How did Faheem Ashraf made into this team so suddenly? How come Kashif Bhatti is dropped without playing a single match? https://t.co/AZjM0pWZgw
— Jibran T. Siddiqui (@jibransiddiqui) February 1, 2020
Yasir Shah Test bowling record has been dropped drastically as he has only managed to pick seven wickets in the last 5 Tests. However, Kashif has been playing first-class cricket since 2007. He has picked 331 wickets in 84 matches played.
Misbah, earlier today announced the 16-member squad for Bangladesh Test starting from February 7-11. Azhar Ali will lead the Test side.
Along with Kashif, Usman Khan Shinwari who made his debut against Sri Lanka in Rawalpindi is also been sidelined and both are replaced by off-spinner Bilal Asif and all-rounder Faheem Ashraf.