Ahmad Shahzad finds support from his Pakistani teammates over Panamagate scandal
The heartwarming incident was an aftermath of Shahzad being accused of being involved in the Panamagate scandal, by a local journalist.
Published - Jul 20, 2017 10:11 pm | Updated - Jul 20, 2017 10:13 pm
Team bonding and brotherhood came to the forefront for the Pakistan team players, as Ahmad Shahzad was supported by his fellow players in a recent controversy. The heartwarming incident was an aftermath of Shahzad being accused of being involved in the Panamagate scandal, by a local journalist. The likes of Imad Wasim, Rumman Raees and Hasan Ali wasted no time in supporting their teammate and tweeted about their point of view.
Ahmad Shahzad has been a part of the Pakistan cricketing circles since 2007 when he made his first-class debut in Lahore. His ODI and Test debuts occurred in the years 2009 and 2014, respectively. Since then, Shahzad has been a regular in the Pakistan side, despite having had his own share of ups and downs with fitness and lean patches. The 25-year old batsman is popularly known as Pakistan’s Virat Kohli and has 6 ODI centuries to his name.
Ahmad Shahzad accused of being linked to the Panamagate Scandal
The Panama Papers are 11.5 million documents that were leaked in 2015 by an anonymous source. The papers are said to contain detailed financial and attorney–client information for more than 214,488 offshore entities. In the past 2 years, several influential Pakistani leaders have been accused of being involved in the scandal. Fresh ripples were stirred up when a Pakistani journalist recently accused Shahzad of being mixed up in the same Panamagate Scandal, as reported by the Business Recorder.
Ahmad Shahzad was quick to respond and termed the incident as the “comedy section of the show” via his tweet.
Is this the comedy section of the show?!! Hilarious ?
— Ahmad Shahzad (@iamAhmadshahzad) July 20, 2017
Shahzad supported by his teammates
Pakistan’s all rounder, Imad Wasim and fast bowler, Hasan Ali backed their fellow player, Shahzad immediately and tweeted in his support and appealed to separate politics from cricket.
Stop crossing the limits and do ur respective jobs #keep support cricket # Pakistan zindabad
— Imad Wasim (@simadwasim) July 20, 2017
I agree with you Ahmad bhai. Politics should be kept out of cricket. Keep supporting sports in Pakistan #PakistanZindabad
— Hasan Ali (@RealHa55an) July 20, 2017
Pacer Rumman Raees tweeted in solidarity as well:
Agreed Ahmad bhai. Say no to politics in cricket. Back sports in Pakistan #PakistanZindabad
— Rumman Raees (@rummanraees15) July 20, 2017
Legendary Pakistan pace spearhead, Wasim Akram expressed his support by liking the post made by Shahzad on Twitter:
— ||Wasiq#TeamAhmad❤|| (@WasiqMalik15) July 20, 2017