The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 fever soars and is fast approaching. Ahead of the mega event, Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi picked his all-time playing XI. The selection raised many eyebrows as the cricketer went on to ignore Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni from his side and instead picked only one Indian cricketer i.e. Virat Kohli for his all-time list. This surely has not gone down well with the netizens as they took to social media to express their anger and trolled the Pakistani cricketer brutally. Shahid Afridi Says Kashmir Belongs to People of Valley Not India or Pakistan.
Afridi’s all-time list comprised of names like Saeed Anwar, Adam Gilchrist, Ricky Ponting, Inzamam ul-Haq, Jacques Kallis, Wasim Akram, Glenn McGrath, Shane Warne, Shoaib Akhtar and Saqlain Mushtaq. MS Dhoni who has been one of the best finishers and leading the Indian side to win the 2011 World Cup did not find a spot in Afridi’s team. Sachin Tendulkar who has amassed 2278 runs in 44 innings at an average of 56.95 with 16 half-centuries and six centuries was also excluded. This bagged nasty reactions from the fans.
Check out a few tweets below:
Afridi Knows it very well that "Legends won't play in any team selected by him" :D
— Prateek Agarwal (@prateek_4) May 1, 2019
Here’s another one.
Who told him to pick 11.. A man with an average of 23 in 400 odi. A man who played without performing for several yrs.A man who doesn't know ABC of batting,who was dependent on Lappe tulle to score mere 28 runs & gets out after that , icc should honour him with hall of shame . .
— Gaurav Sharma (@GauravTennis786) May 1, 2019
This netizen feels that the series will be nothing more than mere failure.
That series ia going to be a big failure... Dhoni not included? Shit series already
— dhananjay bahadure (@dbahadure) May 1, 2019
That’s a nasty one.
#ShahidAfridi PICKS deserves KICKS! He has even taken no sense cricketers in his all-time WC 11, Senseless, Brainless Cricketer continues to make headlines like his irresponsible Batting!
— H i m a n s h u Prakash Mehta (@himanshupmehta) May 1, 2019
Agar Virat Kohli ko hata do to Shahid Afridi teri ye team to railway se bhi haar jayegi.
— Kapil Rajpurohit (@KapilRa89311609) May 1, 2019
Here’s Afridi’s all-time World Cup XI: Saeed Anwar, Adam Gilchrist, Ricky Ponting, Virat Kohli, Inzamam ul-Haq, Jacques Kallis, Wasim Akram, Glenn McGrath, Shane Warne, Shoaib Akhtar, Saqlain Mushtaq.