Sami Aslam, who quit playing for Pakistan recently, have made some startling revelations about cricket in the Asian country. The southpaw would be eligible to play for the United States of America on November 2023 after representing Pakistan in 13 Tests and four ODIs.
Aslam stated that ever since he decided to play for the USA, a number of domestic cricketers approached him regarding a similar step. Aslam, who made his national debut back in 2015, stated that he wasn’t happy with the way the coaches and other personnel treated him.
The Lahore, Punjab-born southpaw also stated how the entire scenario pushed him into depression for two years.
I am really happy after being depressed in Pakistan for 2 years: Sami Aslam
“I have had calls from over 100 First-class players in Pakistan exploring the possibility of them settling in America. Even the best performers currently in Pakistan domestic cricket are keen to move here and 1 or 2 are close to being signed up in the coming days,” Aslam was quoted as saying to Pak Passion.
“There’s 3-year eligibility and I will qualify to play for America in November 2023. I’ve not even 1 per cent regret. I am really happy after being depressed in Pakistan for 2 years. I was in a bad place due to coaches and events in Pakistan and the way they treated me,” he stated.
“I wasn’t one of those players who would keep phoning the coach and praising him. I have always relied on my on-field performances rather than sucking up to coaches or team management for no reason as some players do,” he added.
Aslam scored 836 runs in his short career for Pakistan with a top score of 91 and to go with seven half-centuries under his belt. He last donned the national jersey back in October 2017 in a Test match against Sri Lanka at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
He recently played three games for Balochistan in the previous edition of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy. In those matches, he scored only 141 runs at an average of 23.50 with a top score of 56 against Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Karachi.
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