I have just been told by the board to give my confirmation for the Super Series, ... I am available to play because it is a big honor to play alongside the world's best.
The Pakistan Cricket Board had given me an understanding that I would be in both the World XI's (ODI and Test). But till today, they have not conveyed to me about my selection. I have already read my selection in the newspapers,
the toughest series in the whole world.
Don't you agree that it would be a bad publicity for the ICC or its selectors if the winner of any of the three awards is originally overlooked from its World XI
Newspaper reports on Tuesday have suggested that I was angry which is wrong. It was a principled stance that I should be treated with respect and that's why I was disappointed,
I did say that I would not go but after being convinced by the chairman that my participation is necessary for the better image of the country, I have decided to tour Australia,
I think to be in the elite group of five in each category is an achievement in itself and if you are the only Asian, then I think you have more than one reason to be satisfied,