Kevin Pietersen and Ahmad Shahzad went live and things turned awkward real quick
Don’t know if this is genuinely entertaining or if quarantine boredom has lowered everyone’s standards but the infamous Pakistani cricketer Ahmad Shahzad was trending on social media once again last night for being trolled by Kevin Pietersen.
So, Kevin Pietersen asked Ahmad Shahzad some questions that left the Pakistani cricketer feeling a little… ummm… awkward
More gems from the live session, any other cricketer & this would have been rude & distasteful but actor deserved it & much more pic.twitter.com/d7ItU8ynZz
— Osama. (@ashaqeens) March 30, 2020
Kevin really dragged Ahmad and he wasn’t subtle about it AT ALL
More gold 😂 pic.twitter.com/SAecxLympb
— Asad Zaigham (@AsadZaigham) March 30, 2020
Naturally people had a major reaction toward the interaction between Kevin Pietersen and Ahmad Shahzad
A lot of people thought Ahmad deserved what came to him. Given his recent performance in quite a few chances that he has been given of late, Ahmad doesn’t have a lot of fans to cheer for him during this rather prolonged dry spell of his.
@KP24 if you can read this, I fucking love you for taking on a narcissistic person like Ahmed Shehzad, man he needs some therapy sessions and this was a good start, hope you meant well. God bless.
— Shaf Shahid (@ShafShahid) March 30, 2020
Number 13th for the 3rd team ofh hahaha KP took Ahmed Shehzad to the fkn cleaners.
— Aisha. (@aishha17_) March 30, 2020
Kevin Pietersen absolutely roasted Ahmed Shehzad today during Instag Live. One tough nut KP.
— Subhayan Chakraborty (@CricSubhayan) March 30, 2020
I don't like KP and Ahmed Shehzad both – they're both full of themselves, but I love this izzat afzai. Shehzad deserves it.
— Zainub Razvi (@zainubrazvi) March 30, 2020
People seem starved for entertainment during this lockdown and they felt Kevin really brought that with his brutal dragging of Shahzad
KP owning Ahmed Shehzad is the gift we all needed this quarantine 😆
— Hadeel Obaid (@hadouken51) March 30, 2020
Aur hai kitna bara over actor akhir ye bhi tou note karo jo jo KP ne bola sach hi tou bola hai, konsa KP nay Younis Khan ya Misbah jaisay ko saday admi ki lay li hai. Selfie kanjar ki jaisi harkatain hain waisa hi bayan kiya KP nay, kuch ghalat nahi kaha us ne.
— Paracha (@ThatsARipper) March 30, 2020
Yaar yeh in logon ko dekho 😂
Inko kon bataye KP ka khabba tatta is more valuable than Ahmed Shehzad's entire career.https://t.co/MydZ8ppKuF
— Abdullah (@michaelscottfc) March 30, 2020
On the other hand, some people did notice that the tone used by Kevin Pietersen might have come across as a little mean
Stop glorifying the white man for straight up disrespecting Ahmed Shehzad no matter how much we hate him. His white man’s burden is oozing with every word he spoke in that live video thinking he can teach the ‘uncivilized brown man’ how to converse with him. Pathetic.
— Laveezah (@LavzKhan) March 30, 2020
Ahmed Shahzad is a piece of shit but KP acted like a jerk in that video, he was rude for no reason and his attitude is the main reason England team threw him away in past.
— Ahmed (@AhmedDamn) March 30, 2020
White male privilege ! 👇
I would like to see some guy from the subcontinent, African nation or even an Australian trashing KP like this and getting away with it ..
As much as I detest Ahmed Shehzad , this is uncalled for ! https://t.co/8ehFN8NTOM
— Nida (@shortyup2nogood) March 30, 2020
People are defending Ahmad because this straight up feeds into the bullying culture that is rampant, particularly toward Ahmad
While there were those who didn’t get why such a big deal was being made out of a little friendly banter between friends, some were concerned about the fact that Kevin said all that on such a public platform.
That is too disrespectful from KP. I am not fond of Ahmed Shehzad but that is pure online bullying. AS should have left the convo. https://t.co/kjviyvh98Q
— Ain الف (@iAliAzam) March 30, 2020
Lol same maine kabhi bhi nahi socha the ye din bhi aye ga ke Ahmed shehzad ki side leni pare gi but Yess. This was reallyy uncalled for.
— Fatima123🌸 (@Fatimayyy123) March 30, 2020
Sorry to say @KP24 acted like a twat!
Not a big fan of Shazad but KP needs to look at himself and his behaviour in the @englandcricket team……he was not exactly the most popular in the changing room!
— Naz (@Naz1o) March 30, 2020
But most of them praised Ahmad Shahzad for keeping his calm and not retaliating in the same way
Idk why people are laughing over Kevin peterson making fun of Ahmed Shehzad on insta live. Not a fan of Ahamad but he took all that non-sense really well.
— mujeeb. (@footballizBae) March 31, 2020
I dont fucking care about anything. But you cant disrespect a person . Ahmed shehzad knew what he was referring to but still did not react . That is real etiquette. Respect him for that. Pakistanis support this shit dennis freedman like a god. I DONT support Pietersen at all
— Punter (@djdjftiroeldske) March 30, 2020
Ahmad Shehzad trying to laugh it off like a gentleman here.
Allah jee menu maaf karna for siding with AS here.
— بلاوجہ گھر پہ رہو…😷 (@__Error101__) March 30, 2020
Given that Ahmad has opened up about his struggles with mental health issues in the past that have stemmed from his fluctuating performance, it wouldn’t hurt to show some sensitivity toward the Pakistani cricketer. It is important to understand that people at the receiving end of all the trolling are also humans especially if they’ve already revealed their struggles with the thing that they’re being trolled for.
So, what are your thoughts on this? Do you think Kevin rightfully dragged Ahmad or do you think he was being too rude? Let us know in the comments below.
Cover image via: @kp24 / Instagram