Former Pakistan captain Moin Khan has said that Zulqarnain Haider is mentally ill and his statements do not make any kind of sense.
FORMER PAKISTAN CAPTAIN MOIN KHAN SAYS ZULQARNAIN HAIDER IS MENTALLY ILL
Haider ran away from Dubai on the morning of the fifth match of the One Day International series between Pakistan and South Africa in 2010, claiming that he received threats from bookmakers to under perform.
The wicketkeeper then went on to seek asylum in United Kingdom but withdrew his request after meeting the Interior Minister of Pakistan Rehman Malik. He came back to Pakistan on Monday and resumed giving controversial statements against his former teammates.
Moin, who was also a wicketkeeper in his playing days, said that the acts of Zulqarnain have not brought good name to Pakistan and it seems as if the lanky wicketkeeper is mentally retarded.
The former Pakistan captain said that he does not know what Zulqarnain wants to do but it would be very difficult for him to resume his cricketing career after giving such controversial statements.
Moin said, “I don’t know what Zulqarnain Haider wants to do. His statements still seems confusion. If Zulqarnain wants to play cricket again then he should come in ground with positive mind and start from zero. His department should realize that from which situation he has passed through.”
The former wicketkeeper batsman added that this is not the right way for a youngster to play the game and Zulqarnain has many questions to answer before he resumes his cricketing career in Pakistan. He went on to say that if Zulqarnain received threats then those names should be made public in order to avoid any kind of confusion.
After his arrival in Pakistan, Zulqarnain has once again started to give statements without giving any proof. He accused that the father-in-law of Kamran Akmal is a bookmaker and Umar Akmal insulted him many times during the series against South Africa in United Arab Emirates. The father-in-law of Kamran Akmal has now decided to take legal action against Zulqarnain.
Although Zulqarnain has returned to Pakistan and wants to resume his career in the country but it looks highly improbable that he will be given another opportunity to play for Pakistan.