Rift in Pakistan dressing room? Iftikhar Ahmed likes a tweet mocking Imad Wasim for debacle vs India

Published - 12 Jun 2024, 11:26 AM | Updated - 12 Jun 2024, 11:31 AM

Iftikhar Ahmed and Imad Wasim
Iftikhar Ahmed and Imad Wasim (Image Credits: Twitter)

Pakistan all-rounder Iftikhar Ahmed liked a post on social media criticizing his teammate Imad Wasim following their loss to Team India in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024. Iftikhar Ahmed's action suggests potential rifts within the Pakistan dressing room during the prestigious ICC Tournament.

The Babar Azam-led team lost to the Rohit Sharma-led team in a low-scoring encounter at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York on Sunday, June 9. The Men in Green failed to chase down a target of 120 runs despite dominating against the India bowlers for most of the run chase.

The Pakistan team was in a winning position with 48 runs needed off 48 balls. Fakhar Zaman was dismissed for 13 runs off 8 deliveries on the second ball of the 13th over. Imad Wasim came to the crease at No. 5 when Pakistan was at 73/3. He struggled to control the chase and help the Pakistan team reach the target.

Imad Wasim scored 15 runs off 23 deliveries before being dismissed on the first ball of the final over. The Men in Green needed 18 runs off the last five deliveries. Naseem Shah scored a couple of boundaries, but they fell short of the target by six runs in the highly anticipated game of the T20 World Cup 2024.

Iftikhar Ahmed Likes Tweet Mocking Imad Wasim

After Pakistan's loss, a user on X (formerly known as Twitter) mocked Imad Wasim's batting performance, calling it a "masterclass." Surprisingly, Iftikhar Ahmed liked the tweet, which sparked speculation about concerns regarding unity within the Pakistani dressing room following their defeat to India.

The Pakistan team suffered a loss against the United States of America (USA) via Super Over in their first match of the World Cup. However, the Babar Azam-led team bounced back with a comfortable seven-wicket victory against Canada in their third match at the same venue in New York on Tuesday, June 11.

Iftikhar Ahmed Knows One Shot - Wasim Akram

In a post-match interview with Star Sports, legendary Pakistan pacer Wasim Akram criticized Iftikhar Ahmed's batting skills, stating he knows only one shot on the leg side despite being in the team for years. Akram suggested a need for a change in the team while retaining the coaches.

“Iftikhar Ahmed knows one shot on the leg side. He has been a part of the team for years but doesn’t know how to bat. I can’t go and tell about the game awareness to Fakhar Zaman. Pakistani players think that if they don’t perform well, the coaches will be sacked, and nothing will happen to them. It is time to keep the coaches and change the entire team," Akram said.

The Babar Azam-led team will face the Ireland team in their last group stage match at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground in Lauderhill, Florida, on Sunday, June 16. The Pakistan cricket team must win their last match and wait for the USA team's results to secure a berth in the Super 8s.

Also read: USA vs IND: "Trusted all the bowlers..." - Robin Uthappa in awe of Rohit Sharma's captaincy in IND vs PAK clash

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