International XI of most trolled Asian cricketers. Here at SportsRush, we present a line up consisting of Asian Cricketers who have been victims of severe mocking from the fans.
Cricket is one of the most followed sports in the sport and possibly the biggest sport in the Indian Subcontinent. The popularity of the sport means that the players end up having a large fan base themselves.
This ends up being a double-edged sword. When a player is down and out due to injury or has lost form, these fans serve as a support system wishing the player well and instilling the required confidence to make a remarkable comeback.
However, the internet does not consist of only well-wishing supporters. It also houses internet trolls. Some a little playful, while some a lot more vicious. Some players seem to become their targets and are at their receiving end a lot more than other players.
Let us take a look at an International XI of most trolled Asian cricketers
Pakistan’s Iman-ul-Haq has 7 ODI centuries to his name after only 34 appearances. He averages a shade under 54 in limited overs Cricket and has become an integral component of Pakistan’s cricket team. However, the young opener has already been labelled a product of nepotism by fans due to him being the nephew of Inzamam-ul-Haq.
The left-hander is constantly a victim of trolls and he has done himself no favours by grabbing the attention for all the wrong reasons. His leaked WhatsApp chats with multiple girls led to many calling him a womanizer and some even asked for his sacking.
He has now become a laughing stock in the cricket community. He is still very young and could very possibly shed his notorious tag in the future. However, at the moment, he remains one of the most trolled cricketers in the world.
Ahmed Shehzad could have had a glittering career for Pakistan. He is to date, the only Pakistani batsman to score a century in all 3 formats. He could have become a batting mainstay and helped launch Pakistan’s revival in International cricket.
Instead, he gave away his career by involving in various match fixing scandals and doping issues. By August 2018, Pakistan Cricket decided to give up on the opener and did not award with him a central contract.
Shahzad is ruthlessly trolled by fans for his infamous religious remarks regarding Tillakaratne’s past and current religions and other off-field issues such as comparing himself with Virat Kohli. Shehzad remains a favourite for trolls.