According to sources close to the team Shoaib Akhtar's World Cup is all but over after his clash with Kamran Akmal in the dressing room during the New Zealand game.
"Shoaib basically has lost favor of the captain, coach and some of the other players after the game against New Zealand," a well-informed source told Press Trust of India.
"Some of the players are not happy with the way he reacted after the New Zealand innings in Pallekele and behaved with wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal," the source added.
The "Jang Newspaper" reported from Sri Lanka that Shoaib, apparently, had argued with Kamran soon after he dropped two catches, in one of his over, and than pushed him.
The source confirmed that after the New Zealand innings, Shoaib had a heated argument with Kamran over the dropped catches, leading to a tense atmosphere in the dressing room.
Pakistan lost the match to New Zealand, but the source said that the team management later spoke to the PCB chief, informing him of the incident. The PCB chief, reportedly, told the team management that if fast bowler was not behaving he should not be played again.
"Subsequently, Shoaib was fined USD 2000, and also told by the management in clear terms that it is better if he decided to retire from international cricket," the source said.
According to the source, Shoaib now hardly have any friends left in the team.
Via : Deccan Herald