The World Cup fever has grasped cricketing fans around the world, as the date of the mega tournament draws closer. The sporting frenzy has also led to cricket followers critiquing the squads picked for their teams.
In light of this scenario, popular Pakistani actor Fahad Mustafa, who is known for being vocal on social media, proceeded to demand the inclusion of Kamran Akmal and Ahmed Shehzad in the 15-man squad for the World Cup.
This is particularly an unusual request, given the fact that the two have been discarded from the national side for an extended period of time, and the current opening duo of Imam-ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman have been averaging in excess of 50 in ODIs.
Fahad’s comments hence received an intense backlash on Twitter, as fans questioned the depth of his cricketing insight. Asking him to focus on his acting career, the offended Pakistan cricket supporters laughed off Fahad’s statements as not being grounded in reality or statistical backing.