Shoaib is as “asset” to team: PCB chief
New Delhi : Shoaib Akhtar has often been the troublemaker abroad but the enigmatic speedster’s impeccable behaviour on the India tour so far has earned him a pat from Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Nasim Akhtar said the pacer was an “asset” to the team.
Ashraf played down reports about Shoaib’s nightlife in India and said the pacer had not done anything wrong since he arrived here for the cricket series.
“Shoaib is an asset for the team and he has been behaving well. We have no concern about his behaviour,” Ashraf told reporters here on Wednesday.
“We have a team manager who leads the contingent and he is very happy with Shoaib’s behaviour,” he added.
The PCB Chief also criticised those who claimed Shoaib was seen doing charity works in India just to hog media attention.
“It’s wrong to say that he is publicity-hungry. He has genuine concerns about certain issues and in Pakistan also, he engages himself to such causes,” Ashraf said.
“Cricketers are the ambassadors of the country and whenever they go on tour, we leave instructions with them to get involved in such activities. It also improves country’s image.”