Ahmed Shehzad trolled for holding the phone in team photo
The opening batsman was dropped after his dismal performance in the tournament opener against India.
Published - Jul 4, 2017 8:45 pm | Updated - Jul 4, 2017 8:45 pm
Pakistan entered the Champions Trophy as the 8th ranked team, with the likes of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at higher positions than them. The team led by Sarfraz Ahmed, started the tournament on a low, with a humiliating loss at the hands of the Virat Kohli-led Indian side. The Men in Green bounced back in some style with a convincing victory over the World No.1 side, who had no answer to the questions raised by the Pakistani bowling. Their bowling unit has always been their strength, with pacers being plenty in the country.
This put Pakistan against Sri Lanka in a do-or-die encounter, with the Lankans failing to take advantage of the situation to give away the opponents the chance to walk off with a victory. In the semi-finals, they faced the toughest of test thus far in the tournament, as they challenged hosts England. Pakistan’s bowling attack came to the rescue once again with the bowlers causing havoc against the quality batting line-up of the hosts.
In the finals, the team was pitted against India, who had already defeated them in the group stages of the tournament. Pakistan, however, were put to bat first after Kohli won the toss and elected to field in the final. Left-handed opener Fakhar Zaman made use of the missed opportunity to pile up the misery, as the team scored 338 for the loss of four wickets. In reply, with India only mustering 158 runs in reply.
Ahmed Shehzad failed to live up to the expectations
One person, who was constantly under pressure prior to the tournament and during the tournament as well was opener Ahmed Shehzad, who failed to light up the tournament. He was once pitted against India’s Virat Kohli, in the run scoring category but fell way short of the standards expected by the management.
The opening batsman was dropped after his dismal performance in the tournament opener against India, where he got out cheaply following which the left-handed Fakhar Zaman replaced him at the top of the order.
Furthermore, the right-handed bat was brutally trolled on Twitter for his first-row appearance in the celebration at Pakistan’s Prime Minister office as he was holding his phone while posing for the picture:
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) July 4, 2017
Ahmed Shehzad with the most prized possession of his life. Not a bat, not a trophy, but ?! pic.twitter.com/NjaWBfLK2V
— Nikhil ? (@CricCrazyNIKS) July 4, 2017
Ahmed Shehzad is that one friend who hasn't done anything in making of the project but has his name at the top of the submission list. pic.twitter.com/4dRXZ3ypnn
— capt. (@thephukdi) July 4, 2017
Ahmed Shehzad holding his phone and taking a selfie. WTF ? https://t.co/cLXZUzZUdK
— Moeed Ali Khan (@khanmoeed) July 4, 2017
Don't forget. We won this trophy coz of Ahmed Shehzad. Had he participated, our chances would've been very low
— ysk (@y_s_khan) July 4, 2017
zero contribution is front and centre. Expect him to take the trophy out of sarfraz's hands for the next picture. https://t.co/UW2B2nrqll
— Umair Javed (@umairjav) July 4, 2017
Ahmed shehzad aagay aesay khara hay jaisay poora tournament isne jitwaya hay https://t.co/UWWGW9XP7u
— ob (@finkployd98) July 4, 2017
why is ahmed shehzad all the way at the front lol? only thing he contributed to pakistan being champions was getting dropped for zaman https://t.co/FzbQu4I5Jp
— Waqar (@KIYXNI) July 4, 2017
Ahmed Shehzad Begaani Shaadi mein Abdullah deewana ?
— Mayanti Langer (@Langer_Mayanti) July 4, 2017
Who do nothing last one year is at front…
Ahmad shehzad plz feel sam shame..?
— Moh Saleem (@MohSaleem16) July 4, 2017
front line men , selfie master is just a looser not champion .. shame on u Ahmed Shahzad.?
— Miqdad Hussain (@MiqdadHussain5) July 4, 2017
Apart from Sarfraz all those standing on front row had no contribution to Victory. But they Must have a Big Parchi that's y given importance
— A. (@Alevee12) July 4, 2017
Lol ahmed shehzad is taking a selfie ?
— ??Secularist??? (@AthSecularist) July 4, 2017
Ahmed Shahzad knows how to stay in limelight.. ? #SelfieQueen
— Arsalan Ali (@Arsalan4271) July 4, 2017
How does Ahmad Shazhad always manage to make it to the front of every picture? Get to the back and put Faqar at the front
— Qasim Sheikh (@QasimQQaz) July 4, 2017
front line apart from Sarfraz is dominated by NON playing NO contribution type ..
— Panama Sharif (@mymindonline_) July 4, 2017
— Tanvir Ⓑ (@HeyTanvir) July 4, 2017
And Selfie Shehzad waiting for his moment to do for what he's famous of
— Usama Tahir (@NoMatch3) July 4, 2017
Ahemad shehzad sab se age hai unho ne kya hai inko to sharam se hi mar jana chaheye tha agr ye sare match khelte to pakistan kabi na jeetta
— aneel sarwar (@sarwar_aneel) July 4, 2017