Asad Shafiq gets into hot water after failing to score in yet another inning despite a lot of expectations from him being the senior player.
Twitterati criticized the right-handed batsman after he departed for just 7 runs on day 2 of the opening test while leaving his team reeling at 150-4.
Here’s what people had to say on his recent form:
Legend asad shafiq missed his century by just 93 runs pic.twitter.com/9aI9vBYzBJ
— Daniش (@Bawkamaal) August 6, 2020
Asad Shafiq has been the biggest disappointment of the last decade. Man had so much potential.
— (@Rizwow) August 6, 2020
Middle order batsmen (4-7) since Asad Shafiq’s Test debut (Nov 2010)
63.32 | Smith
57.59 | de Villiers
54.94 | Kohli
53.28 | Root
52.68 | Younis
50.97 | Misbah
49.92 | Clarke
48.05 | Taylor
46.43 | Mathews
43.55 | Rahane
39.54 | Stokes
38.95 | ASAD SHAFIQ
min 4000 Runs#ENGvPAK
— Farhan Nisar (@farhanwrites) August 6, 2020
My favorite quote on Asad shafiq will always be that he’s never out of form but he’s also never in form.
— Ashar Imran (@asharnotasher) August 6, 2020
Pakistani fans to Asad Shafiq right now pic.twitter.com/1egMb0Jdcd
— MD (@md_jinn) August 6, 2020
— Raja Bilal (@Bi_lal_017) August 6, 2020
Some of the fans think that Asad should be replaced with Fawad Alam who is still waiting for the chance.
Alright, enough is enough. Bring in Fawad Alam in place of Asad Shafiq.
— Humayoun Ahmed Khan (@HumayounAK) August 6, 2020
— moinmadraswala (@moinmadraswala) August 6, 2020
Some Twitter users urged Pakistan team management to get rid of Azhar Ali and Asad.
— Muhammad Hamza (@m_hamza982) August 6, 2020
Asad Shafiq and Azhar Ali were supposed to take up the responsibility after Misbah and Younis. Since then Azhar’s avg has dropped from 46.86 to 27.97. Asad has maintained 37-38 but needs to play bigger innings now. Both are missing a golden opportunity to shine in a senior role.
— Jibran T. Siddiqui (@jibransiddiqui) August 6, 2020
This tour of England marks 10 years since Azhar Ali & Asad Shafiq made their debuts for Pak.
While it is perfectly understandable to expect BIG things from Babar Azam but the onus should be on Azhar-Shafiq duo to lead Pak batting. They are not youngsters anymore #ENGvPAK
— کامران شفقت (@kamranshfqt) August 4, 2020
Remove both Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq from the team. There’s no merit in this Pakistani team except Babar Azam, Shan Masood, Shaheen Afridi, Muhammad Abbas, Shadab and Naseem Shah. Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq have been playing shit from a very long time. #PAKvENG
— Ahmad Hasan (@AhmadHa66468870) August 6, 2020