Karachi: Played a match, looked out of sorts, scored 12 runs, was a downer in the field barring a direct hit against England in the semifinal as a substitute. That pretty much summed up Ahmed Shehzad’s performance during the ICC Champions Trophy in England as he once again failed to live up to the expectations while Sarfraz Ahmed-led Pakistan clinched their maiden ICC Champions Trophy title.
While his on-field performances hardly played any part in Pakistan’s triumph, it has not stopped Shehzad from being in the news.
The Pakistani opener, who is often trolled for his obsession for selfies, invited the latest round of criticism after he stood in the front row, with a mobile in hand, during Pakistan cricket team’s visit to Prime Minister’s office.
Champions at Prime Minister Secretariat pic.twitter.com/xDYurvKUf4— PCB Official (@TheRealPCB) July 4, 2017
It was clear that cricket fans were not pleased with Shehzad and some of them took to Twitter to lash out at him.
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) 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 Begaani Shaadi mein Abdullah deewana 😂— Mayanti Langer (@Langer_Mayanti) July 4, 2017
Why is he even standing in the first row? What did he do for the trophy really?— Hz (@huzefa_mj) July 4, 2017
More interested in selfies than performing on the pitch says it all— KHAN (@skh786kk) 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
@aaliaaaliya why shazad is standing in front of group and star of tournament fakhar is far behind— Momen khan (@MomenKhanniazi) July 4, 2017
Ahmed shehzad aagay aesay khara hay jaisay poora tournament isne jitwaya hay https://t.co/UWWGW9XP7u— ob (@finkployd98) July 4, 2017
— Tanvir Ⓑ (@HeyTanvir) July 4, 2017