Mohammad Yousuf former Pakistani captain who played 288 one-day international and 90 test matches talked the media after appearing before spot-fixing investigational tribunal In Lahore on Monday. He says he has played cricket himself, and owing to that experience, he can say that no one can play dot balls on purpose like this.
Sharjeel played both balls on the merit and played powerful shots. One of them could have resulted in a single. If he wanted to play a dot ball, he would have either left it or played with a dead bat.
Dean Jones, the coach of Islamabad United had told the tribunal that Sherjeel played dot balls on merit and he has no reservations about Sharjeel’s shot selection. Shaigan Ijaz, Sharjeel Khan’s lawyer, who is representing him before a three-member tribunal told the media.
Sharjeel Khan is facing alleged spot-fixing charges after the PSl’s opening match between Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi when he only scores one run on four deliveries including two dot balls.
The Pakistan Cricket Board has accused Sharjeel of agreeing to a spot-fixing plan and of failing to report an approach if found guilty he can face a ban for life or a five-year ban like former spot-fixer fast bowler Mohammad Aamir.
Fast bowler Mohammad Irfan and left-arm spinner Mohammad Nawaz, have so far been suspended for failing to report spot-fixing offers. Both of them were also a part of PSl’s second edition.
The fate of Nasir Jamshed, Khalid Latif, and Shahzaib Hasan has yet to be decided.