Ahmed Shehzad is not the best fielders around. To make matters worse, his habit of claiming catches he did not take is plain annoying. In a recent domestic 50-over Pakistan Cup clash, Shehzad dropped a sitter on the boundary. It was visible to the naked eye that he had dropped the catch but the 27-year-old asked the on-field umpire to ask third umpire for a review.
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) April 3, 2019
The replay showed that the ball had gone through his hands, bounced on the ground and picked up later. It almost triggered a flashback for cricket fans as Shehzad had done it in international cricket as well.
The Pakistani batsman falsely claimed a catch against Sri Lanka in an ODI. But, the replay showed that the ball had rolled on the ground when he dived.
It is hard to imagine that he did not knew that the ball had touched the ground. With cameras to scrutinise each and every move of a player, a cricketer should know that he cannot get away like this. In addition to it, he will face embarrassment, criticism and labelled as a cheat for it.
Yet again, he was trolled for his laughable attempt:
inko lgta hai technology itni advance ho gyi hai ki jo catch reality me na pkda jaye wo shayd TV me pakda gya ho
— Punk (@punk_hardik) April 4, 2019
Its remind me this by him vs srilanka pic.twitter.com/kK7UHLXVZi
— Karan.Gill (@KaranGill66) April 3, 2019
Hoping against hope
1980 ki cricket kheel raha hai lgta hai
— Sheihk Anwar BadShah (@Sheihk_Anwar) April 3, 2019
Everyone is looking for the same answer
Lol, why was he asking for the third umpire to check when he has clearly dropped a sitter!
— adam (@adam220202) April 3, 2019
He literally pick the ball up off the ground and then asked for a review….. I think I’ve seen it all now.
— Noddy1988 (@ToxicKebab) April 3, 2019
Ignorance is bliss
Actually he forgot that we are in 2019 not in stone age and this is not a gully Cricket™ This is bloody Cricket™ Ground covered with cameras
— #پاکستان_زندہ_باد (@JoCkKeRrR) April 3, 2019
Here’s another one
Very honest man Mr. Ahmed Shahzad. He thought perhaps grass is a part of his trousers
— Abdul Rafey (@12th_knight) April 4, 2019
Like seriously @iamAhmadshahzad? More sportsmanship, professionalism and just a tad less drama on field might help your cause.
— Saud Sahi (@SaudSahi) April 4, 2019