Umar Akmal and Ahmed Shehzad have had their share of trolling by people for their inconsistent performance, and just when people thought they were off the team for good, they are making an unexpected come back and people don’t really get why.
Umar Akmal and Ahmed Shehzad are officially back in the team after coach Misbah-Ul-Haq included them in his list
Pakistan’s chief selector and head coach, Misbah-Ul-Haq, announced Umar Akmal and the ‘Selfie King’ among the 20 probable players who will be playing for upcoming series with Sri Lanka. Here’s how people are taking it.
Misbah-ul-Haq has named 20 probables for a training camp which is being set-up to prepare for the upcoming ODI and T20I series against Sri Lanka #Cricket #PAKvSL pic.twitter.com/X87MdclBSJ
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) September 16, 2019
The first reactions about the inclusion of Umar Akmal and Ahmed Shehzad were essentially a variation of “are you kidding me?”
Umar Akmal is back.
The lesson here is eat more grapes. https://t.co/qybkvtB2mB
— Dennis (@DennisCricket_) September 16, 2019
— Mohammad Qureshi (@Qureshi_005) September 16, 2019
People are furious because they think these players are not talented and entitled
How many more chances to zero% talented and 100% pathetic ahmed shahzad? Wasn’t he found positive in dope test with extra weed running through his blood recently..
— Muhammad Akram (@MNAkram21) September 16, 2019
They referred to Umar Akmal and Ahmed Shehzad as “waste of talent”
As Far as Domestic PerFormance Is Concerned than Rizwan, IFtikhar and Some Others Have also PerFormed. So They Are the One's Who Deserve More than Umar Akmal.
Its Enough oF Akmal. What a Waste oF a Talent.
— Mehran Mani🇵🇰 (@Abbasi_HooN) September 16, 2019
Their past antics have scared people off of supporting them
Remember when Ahmed Shehzad pretended he was hurt really badly during a match? Or when Umar Akmal’s photo broke the internet?
Despite having three seasons of PSL, PCB is unable to produce 2-3 good quality batsmen. Now all we have is national embarrassment “Umar Akmal” and dramaybaz “Ahmed Shahzad”. My only hope is Babar Azam.
— Asma Malik 🇵🇰🕊 (@Asmadildar123) September 16, 2019
People are just wondering if the inclusion of these players are due to some personal biases
that is the reason foreign coaches are good. now these biases start on personal liking. now how will you justify umar akmal without passing a fitness test?
— Aamir Abbasi (Chart.PR MCIPR) (@AamirAbbasi111) September 16, 2019
Why Ahmad Shehzad and Umar Akmal included? Inho ne sivaye selfies ke aur Kia kaam Kia hai recently? Kia PARCHI system kabhi khatam nai hoga ?
— !M@$ (@iamsamiiiiii) September 16, 2019
But most of all SO MANY people were just really pissed
#AhmedShehzad & #UmarAkmal back in the team .
WHY ?#PAKvSL pic.twitter.com/QCvqrC76mF
— من موجی (@suitedbooted07) September 16, 2019
Everyone’s wondering how many more chances will they keep getting to improve even after they’ve shown a lack of growth during their prime years
Here we go the first conflict of Interest by Legend #misbahulhaq the million times tried #UmarAkmal from his domestic team #SNGPL named in Paksitan's probables against #SriLanka ..Even #AhmedShehzad is tried million times @Itzaizu
— N I D O💧 (@NaWeedLALA) September 16, 2019
Ahmed Shehzad and Umar Akmal performance is so awful but they are still getting so many chances.On the other hand Fawad Alam still hasn't got a single chance.We can never change 🙂
— Javs. (@javeria_16) September 16, 2019
Misbah’s approach towards selection was questioned
Jab umar akmal or ahmed shahzad jese chale hue katooso ko baar baar moqa diya jaega to phr karachi ya ksi or city se kese koi aaega, aagey aagey dekhiye sab Inzimam Ul Haq ko yad krenge. Misbah Ul Haq 1 dara hua defensive approach rkhne wala shaks he
— Faheem Siddiqui (@2FaheemSiddiqui) September 16, 2019
Best decision made by misbah to drop Shoaib Malik
Worst decision to bring Ahmad Shahzad and Umar Akmal back.
Mean while Pakistanis to Misbah: #PAKvSL pic.twitter.com/hiN2eJg40g
— Muhammad Osama (@MOY707) September 16, 2019
And jokes were made about coach Misbah-Ul-Haq being unhappy with chief selector Misbah-Ul-Haq
Head Coach Misbah ul Haq is not pleased with the selection of Umer Akmal and Ahmed Shehzad.
He blamed Selector Misbah, who reconsidered his old friends once again! On the other hand, team’s batting coach Misbah is ready to work with these two players.
— Mian Bilal (@MianBil19382474) September 17, 2019
People are foreseeing losing another World Cup at the hands of ‘senior players’
@captainmisbahpk is making big big mistake ye sb ne hmein bewaquf bnaya hai, agla world cup Ahmed shehzad aur Umar akmal senior bn k khail jayen gai kuch khyal kro sirilanka ki c team k khilaf khila k team mein in krne ka program hai sharam ani chahiye
— Ch Usman Goraya (@ChUsmanGoraya1) September 16, 2019
However, some fans were really excited to have both players back on team, hoping this opportunity would revive their careers
Pakistan cricket’s Biggest loss in the last five years….. #AhmedShehzad and #UmarAkmal
Hope they revive their careers for the good of 🇵🇰#WellcomeBack🔥🏏 pic.twitter.com/nsT6l7qblg
— ITx HiNa🇵🇰💞 (@HaniHan77478669) September 16, 2019
Umar Akmal was even referred to as AB de Villiers of Pakistan… sorry I spilled my tea
Umar Akmal, the Ab de Villiers of #Pakistan. Thanks to Misbah to bring back these two legend(Ahmad Shahzad & Umar akmal)😅 Now they will show their hidden talent once again. Welcome back😁😜😎#PAKvSL #cricket
— sohaib awan (@sohaibawan54) September 16, 2019
People are mostly furious at the new management for bringing back the old team and think PCB can never change. They think the selectors are putting energy in the wrong direction whilst ignoring a lot of other talented younger players who should be given a chance to shine and should be groomed to be disciplined and professional, at the same time. Bringing Umar Akmal and Ahmed Shehzad back on team also highlights the deficit of batsmen in Pakistan.
Do you think is it wise for coach Misbah to use the experience of senior players or is it another aimless shot?
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