Australia might be without their Captain Tim Paine during the Ashes 2021-2022 which is scheduled to start on December 8 at the Gabba.
Tim Paine will undergo a surgery on his chronic neck injury which makes him doubtful for the important Ashes series against England. Paine hasn’t trained since the last six weeks due to his chronic neck injury. Earlier he thought that he could recover complete with a normal treatment but that’s not the case.
Tim Paine believed that undergoing surgery will provide him an opportunity to recover fully & perform well in the upcoming series. Doctors feel that Tim Paine could resume his training within a month from the date of surgery, which gives him almost one month to prepare for the Ashes 2021-2022. Tim Paine has been under limelight for his poor performances & would try hard to prove his worth in the Ashes 2021-2022.
Asghar Afghan slams Tim Paine for his ‘aggressive remark’ on Afghanistan’s Participation in the T20 World Cup 2021:
Afghanistan’s cricketer Asghar Afghan slammed Tim Paine for making a remark that teams might boycott playing with Afghanistan in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021, if Taliban controlled Afghanistan fails to support Women’s cricket.
Tim Paine said, “I don’t think we want to be associated with countries that are taking opportunities or things off literally half their population.”
“We’ve heard nothing from the ICC, which is fascinating given there is a T20 World Cup in just over a month’s time. I’d imagine it’s impossible [for Afghanistan to take part] if teams are pulling out of playing against them and governments are not letting them travel to our shores. How a team like that can be allowed to play in an ICC-sanctioned event is going to be very, very hard to see,” he added.
Asghar Afghan hit back on Paine in an open letter. He took to facebook & wrote, “It requires too much of hard work and dedication to reach this level of cricket. For a less privileged cricketing nation as Afghanistan with zero infrastructure and support, reaching where we are right now and playing shoulder to shoulder with top 10 countries requires sheer determination, passion, and talent”.
“Therefore, you should refrain from delivering aggressive statements which would result in isolating the Afghan cricket,” he added.