Mohammad Nawaz, a Pakistani all-rounder, has become another causality of the spot-fixing scandal. He gained a lot of fame after delivering tense final over the win in the PSL, and it seemed that Pakistan had unearthed a quality all-rounder. However, that was short-lived, and spot-fixing allegations have tarnished another Pakistani Cricketer.
Nawaz who had gained fame for his cool and calm composure in the inaugural PSL and was one of the success stories of the first season, was a handy lower-order batsman, and even though he struggled for impact in national colors, he was touted as one for the future.
Nawaz failed to report to the ACU officials and PCB about the bookie approaching him for spot-fixing on time. And this is not the first time when someone has faced this kind of charges. Earlier, Muhammed Irfan is facing sanctions on the same grounds. The case of Sharjeel Khan is no different has emerged as one of the saddest episodes in Pakistani cricket. He was emerging as just the sort of impact player Pakistan was missing in the modern time. Although it is deplorable, but Nasir Jamshed and Khalid Latif have more or less confirmed their role in the spot-fixing after their recent Whatsapp messages got leaked and this is easier to comprehend that both of them are part of the future Pakistani teams.
The ban is going to affect Pakistan hard as the side is already facing a dearth of quality all-rounder. Imad Wasim was a good choice as he impressed everyone with his accurate left arm spin despite possessing a batting skill which is far from ideal. Shoaib Malik and Muhammed Hafeez, on the other hand, have proven steady for Pakistan, but they are on the wrong side of 30’s, and their lack of big match performances have made them an unpopular choice among Pakistani fans. Let’s hope it is the final episode of the spot-fixing scandal, and no more players are reprimanded due to it.