Sami Aslam leaves Pakistan to play for USA
Sami Aslam who moved to the United States of America after he became fed up of being ignored by the Pakistan cricket board and not being selected is now ready to play cricket for USA and make a fresh start.
“To the new beginning,” he said on Twitter along with the American flag.
The 24-year-old will have to play domestic cricket in the USA for three years before he becomes eligible to represent the national team.
Sami Aslam in Pakistan:
Aslam last represented Pakistan in October 2017, but was one of the top performers in domestic cricket last year.
In the 2019 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, he was the fourth-highest run-scorer with 864 runs in 10 matches for Southern Punjab, which included four centuries and a fifty, at an average of 78.54.
In this year’s tournament, he has accumulated 141 runs in three games for Balochistan, which includes a half-century, at an average of 23.50.
Backlash on Twitter:
When Sami Aslam posted the tweet on Twitter Pakistani fans broke out in patriotism and anger and told him to change his helmet which was from Pakistan, his profile picture some people threatened to unfollow him. Sami Aslam in a reply to a girl who said to unfollow him and later deleted her commented said this;