Ahmed Shehzad believes Gary Kirsten's alleged team talk 'not shocking at all'

Babar Azam & Co appear to be surrounded by on and off-field controversies of late.

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Gary Kirsten and Ahmed Shahzad (source : Twitter )

Pakistan cricket team took an early exit from the ninth edition of the T20 World Cup and there has been a considerable turmoil with a flurry of reports and statements circulating in the fraternity. The latest being around the alleged remarks by head coach Gary Kirsten over lack of cohesion within the team set-up. The newly appointed coach seems disappointed with the team's performances as a unit on the field, which ultimately led to an end to their shambolic campaign of the 20-team tournament.

Now, former Pakistani batter Ahmed Shehzad has also entered the fray suggesting that he agrees with the alleged remarks made by Gary towards Babar Azam & Co. The cricketer took to social media platform X (formerly Twitter) to cite his opinion, stating that the Pakistani dressing room is plagued with grouping, and the only way to overcome the problem is to crackdown with a feasible solution.

"If Gary Kirsten's team talk is true, it's not shocking at all. We have been saying this throughout the World Cup. It's time for accountability, this team is plagued with grouping and crackdown is the only option. The players involved must be punished and an example should be set for next generation of cricketers. PCB chairman must take notice," Shehzad wrote.

Also Read: 'No consistency in selection and preparation was hodgepodge' - Ramiz Raja on Pakistan's dismal T20 World Cup campaign

See Shehzad's post on X here:

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Shehzad, who was a part of the national set-up for around a decade across formats, has himself been at the fore of dressing room conflicts. He emphasized that he and many others have consistently advocated for a complete overhaul of the entire Pakistani unit as the only discourse that would genuinely prioritize accountability within a team already fragmented by various factions.

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