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‘If they don’t want me to play, I will quit cricket’: Afghan’s Mohammad Shahzad threatens cricket board after WC axing

Mohammad Shahzad has threatened the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) of quitting cricket after he was declared unfit for the remainder of the World Cup.  The wicketkeeper-batsman played the first two matches for Afghanistan but ACB cut him from the squad last Thursday, saying his knee injury would not allow him to play.  However, according to the cricketer, the medical advice he had received stated that he would be fit to play in a few days after having his knee drained.

“If they don’t want me to play, I will quit cricket,” an emotional Shahzad told local media after returning to Kabul, according to website ESPNcricinfo.

The 32-year-old had picked up seven runs over the losses to Australia and Sri Lanka.

“I don’t see myself playing anymore. If they (ACB) have a problem, they should let me know. I went to a doctor in London and he … said that I could play after resting for two-three days.

“I was removed from the 2015 World Cup and now this one as well. I am going to consult with friends and family, my heart isn’t in cricket anymore.”