Karachi, Dec. 12 (ANI): Former Pakistan coach Mohsin Khan has expressed disappointment at the omission of all-rounders Shahid Afridi and Abdul Razzaq from the tour of India, terming it a huge mistake by the selection committee.
"You can never drop a match-winner. Afridi is the kind of player who has an impact on the opposition just by his presence. He's an all-rounder and can compensate his poor batting with the ball or vice versa," The Express Tribune quoted Mohsin, as saying.
"Regaining form for a player of his calibre is a matter of just one game. The selection committee should have supported him in this tough time much like how Ricky Ponting was supported recently. Secondly it's a game of 11 players and expecting every single thing from an individual is illogical," he added.
He also criticised the decision to drop Razzaq from both formats.
"Razzaq's snub is unfair too. He was selected as a specialist Twenty20 player in the last assignments - Twenty20s against Australia and the 2012 World Twenty20 - and was just given a chance in one match. The decision to exclude without giving ample opportunities is unjustified," Mohsin said.
Meanwhile, former captain Moin Khan echoed Mohsin's views on the omission of Razzaq.
"Justice was not done to Razzaq. He should've gotten enough chances to perform before being sidelined. He would have definitely performed in India if he were selected. Also, in a huge series like this, a player like Afridi cannot be dropped. Afridi's presence would have put psychological pressure on the home side," Moin said. (ANI)