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. 

Pakistan team
Champions Pakistan team members at Prime Minister Secretariat. (Photo Source: Twitter)

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: