Umar Akmal and Ahmed Shehzad on Monday once again became a target for Twitter trolls after they — once again — failed to justify their place in the playing eleven in the series against Sri Lanka.
In the second T20I in Lahore, Akmal suffered the double ignominy of being out on a golden duck for the second straight match.
Shehzad fared little better, contributing just 13 runs off 16 balls as Pakistan lost the match as well as the series 2-0.
As expected, funnymen on Twitter took out their frustration on the duo as well as their saviour Misbahul Haq. It goes without saying that a number of tweets ranging from funny to hilarious to downright condescending were sent against the trio.
Akmal’s tally of ducks was highlighted here.
ویل ڈن مکی آرتھر
تمہیں وطن کی ہوائیں سلام کہتی ہیں 😅 pic.twitter.com/eb6iUgwGfY
— SYED FAYYAZ ALI (@FayyazShots) October 7, 2019
— Sarah Rashid (@SarahRashidsr) October 6, 2019
— Mangal Pandey (@shehwaarhussain) October 7, 2019
This chap questioned the basis of Misbah’s trust all those who can’t pick a googly.
Ahmed Shehzad failed to pick the googly: clean bowled.
Umar Akmal failed to pick the googly: Leg Before Wicket.
Sarfaraz Ahmed failed to pick the googly: Chopped On.
— Ali Salman Alvi (@alisalmanalvi) October 7, 2019
Another guy saw the silver lining.
— hamzakaleem (@hamzakaleem5) October 7, 2019
This one went a bit too far.
2 ducks in 2 balls in 2 innings – Umar Akmal this is for u…🖐🖐 pic.twitter.com/8ObSf24Gvp
— zaeem Asghar (@zaeemlala) October 7, 2019