Pakistan's speedster Junaid Khan couldn't handle the exclusion from recently announced Pakistan World Cup squad and took a dig at the cricket board on social media.
Experienced left-armer Wahab Riaz was picked over Junaid in the 15-man World Cup team declared by Pakistan Cricket Board on Monday.
Junaid took Twitter to share a picture of himself with black tape on his lips (which he removed later) and wrote, "I dont want to say anything. Truth is bitter. (Sach karwa hotha hai)"
The 29-year-old pacer was a part of the Green Army's squad in the recently concluded five-match series against England, where the hosts won the series by 4-0 with one match ended in rain. Like other Pakistan bowlers, it was not a good tour for Junaid also as he was thrashed by English batsmen in the series.
Wahab's inclusion to the squad raised a lot of eyebrows as the left-armer last played for in the Champions Trophy 2017 against India in Birmingham, while he last represented Pakistan in the Dubai Test against Australia in October 2018.
Explaining the decision to recall Wahab, Chairman of the Pakistan selection committee, Inzamam-ul-Haq said,
"Junaid and Faheem (Ashraf) are dropped but that doesn't mean they are not good. But we think players like Amir and Wahab are more suitable for these conditions, which is why we have preferred them," Inzamam-ul-Haq said.
"I see my team at No. 1. I am sure all teams are working hard for the World Cup, but I think Pakistan have the capability to win the World Cup," Inzamam said.