'Don't copy Virat Kohli' - Fans slam Mohammad Hafeez for posting shirtless picture from St Lucia
Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has endured a difficult year so far as he continues to struggle across formats. Hafeez had a disappointing campaign at the 2019 World Cup where he failed to make an impact with both the bat and the ball. He was subsequently not offered a central contract by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for the new season and is currently playing for St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in the Carribean Premier League (CPL) 2019.
Hafeez is also not in the plans of Pakistan's new head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq. The all-rounder was not picked up in the Test squad for the upcoming series against Sri Lanka despite several cricketers opting out of the longest format of the game to focus on limited-overs cricket. Hafeez recently faced the wrath of social media trolls after he posted a shirtless picture from the Carribean.
Hafeez is enjoying his time in the CPL and took to Twitter to post pictures from St Lucia on Sunday. Twitter users were quick to draw comparisons of Hafeez's pictures with Virat Kohli's and trolled him for trying to copy the Indian captain. Some even asked Hafeez to stay back in the Carribean and not return to Pakistan.
Mohammad Hafeez faces Twitter's wrath:
If you wanna copy Virat Kohli .. do it by your performance.. the act you are trying to copy is called "Shodapan". Nothing else dear !!— Shahzad Khan Niazi (@Shaz36n) September 22, 2019
No body wants to see you naked, go get some clothes— Sehr khan (@Hoorainsehr) September 22, 2019
Good professor, explore the world bus apki meherbani pls team ma wapsi met kerna— wahab zaidi (@wahabzaidi1) September 22, 2019
Ye sahab ab bahir hi rhain to behtr— Muhammad Hasan (@MuhammadHasan41) September 22, 2019
Gareebo ka Virat Kohli— SURVI SOUMYA (@survisoumya) September 23, 2019
Hafeez scored 253 runs in eight games for Pakistan in the World Cup. The Sarfaraz Ahmed-led side failed to make it to the top four facing immense backlash for their disappointing performances back home. Pakistan also continues their winless streak against India at World Cups losing against their arch-rivals in the much-awaited clash by 89 runs via DLS method.
Hafeez has been crucial for St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in the Carribean Premier League so far where he has scored 114 runs for his side in six innings and also picked up a couple of wickets. The Patriots are currently placed third on the points table behind Guyana Amazon Warriors and Trinbago Knight Riders.