When will the Shafiq torture end?

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  1. Shahzad.Firdous
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    Shahzad.Firdous Cornered Tiger

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    but i think shafiq is better than these players i mentioned and he has done so well in tests in my view
     
  2. Ahson8
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    Can't play all 3 of him, Hafeez & YK in the same lineup.
     
  3. hussain.r97
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    YK and Hafeez should be the ones axed, not Shafiq. Hafeez doesn't merit a spot as a pure bat, while YK doesn't merit a spot in any case.
     
  4. Saein
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    You guys should be more worried on Hafeez, Younis Khan and Misbah replacements. Leave Shafiq. He is one of the better batters available in pakistan domestic cricket. Masood, Fawad, Akmal can all fit it the ODI squad once the dead weights are gone.
     
  5. Rhythm
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    Shafiq is a test player. His game is based off of his defence, will always take some time to get going.
     
  6. Saein
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    Misbah has scored 165 runs in last 10 ODI's. Not to mention S/R
     
  7. Pakfast
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    i don't understand how people can defend shafiq after all the chances he's been given yet always fails. Misbah, YK, hafeez (his bowling was useful) and shafiq are the dead weights in the team. There are more deserving players in the domestic circuit who should be selected ahead of shafiq. Having said that, shafiq isn't a bad batsman, he's actually very competent, but not for LOIs, he's one of our main test batsmen and for a good reason. In ODIs he's a liability, the only thing keeping him in the team is his friendship of personnal connections to the captain and manager/chief selector.
     
  8. Passionate Pakistani
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    Lol at Haters.
     
  9. ComradeVenom
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    ComradeVenom Tracer Bullet

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    The Shafiq ODI torture will never end. Yes it will stop temporarily to give us relief and the illusion that the pain is gone but then he will brought back with more force to inflict pain on our tortured minds and bodies until we can bear no more.
     
  10. Energy
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    I think the technical correctness associated with him is overrated. Today's shot was not technically correct at all he fell all over it.
     
  11. P.B
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    What's the excuse today from his fans? Didn't bat at 3? Wasn't ready? Hafeez put pressure on him?
     
  12. Shahzad.Firdous
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    Hafeez is going to chennai and asad shafiq has failed so i see nasir jamshed and zulfiqar baber playing the next match!
     
  13. Munna
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    As much as his technique is hyped up, I am yet to see him deliver in difficult conditions in Tests and in LOIs and he has been around for last 5 years or so now. If that much time is not enough to reach a conclusion that he is not good enough at least for ODI cricket, then I don't know what else should be the selection criteria.

    Biggest problem with our selection is that we give way too many chances for too many years to a single player until he becomes a torture for the fans.
     
  14. saiyan0321
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    His ODI future should be finished. He is just not good enough for the format. Having it all doesnt mean that they will come good and we cant afford shafiq anymore. Its shocking that he is playing while guys like umar akmal are not who can atleast score a 30 or a 40 at 100 Sr rather than his torture of 20 from 40 balls.
     
  15. KingOfDoosra
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    Send Asad to Papua New Guinea
     
  16. Pakfast
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    another great contribution from shafiq, a run of 5 balls and gave away 9 runs of his solitary over. A legend in the making.
     
  17. hussain.r97
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    hussain.r97 Youngsta Beauty

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    Disappointing today really. We all know he has the ability, but he really needs to start scoring now. I still back him fully, but today was inexcusable. What was he doing flicking so early in his innings, especially off someone who's varying his lengths really nicely. He needs to pull things together, and start applying himself in ODI cricket the way he did at the start of his career, and the way he is in Test cricket.
     
  18. KingOfDoosra
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    I don't for a fact, pathetic player.
     
  19. iZeeshan
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    iZeeshan Whispering Death

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    You know how they say, the less said the better? Well Shafiq is the opposite - you can't say enough shit about him being in the team because nothing makes you feel better about it.

    Can't wait till he's dropped.
     
  20. P.B
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    He's worse than Farhat. I would rather have Farhat as he's played at least some match winning knocks
     
  21. SwingNSeam
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    Can we have Umar Akmal in the team already?
     
  22. KingOfDoosra
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    KingOfDoosra Sultan of Swing

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    6 out of 9 fifties Asad Shafiq has scored came in a losing cause. The 3 that came in a winning cause were against Zimbabwe (2) and West Indies (1).

    So basically this ...... has only played one decent inning in his 4 year ODI career.
     
  23. Boi
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    Going the YK way is Shafiq. Wasted so many opportunities, just not good enough.
     
  24. z786
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    shafiq cant play odis. he doesnt even justify a place a tests tbh
     
  25. ElRaja
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    at least yk made an effort to up his game, shafiq is just putting pressure on shehzad killing momentum when pak should be putting their foot down.
     
  26. iZeeshan
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    iZeeshan Whispering Death

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    Hopefully next game. Afridi is captain, should say enough is enough.
     
  27. Pakfast
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    Pakfast Talented

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    What a player, a full 23 runs off 40 deliveries. He seriously is going through a purple patch and there is no stopping him.
     
  28. iZeeshan
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    iZeeshan Whispering Death

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    Literally the only batsman who failed today.
     
  29. saiyan0321
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    saiyan0321 Cornered Tiger

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    Only one who didnt show up. even younis khan was striking it good but shafiq failed on the most placid sharjah track. Its saying something when you look into the score card and think that tanvir had a more useful contribution than him.
     
  30. Rhythm
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    6 ODI's on the trot and hasn't shown anything. Let's see Yousuf come up with excuses now.
     
  31. P.B
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    Even Tanvir capitalized today!

    Shafiq is absolute garbage in ODI's, needs to go back to domestic and work on his game.
     
  32. saiyan0321
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  33. Rhythm
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    He doesn't need to go back to domestic, just not an ODI player.
     
  34. P.B
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    Lol agreed.

    Where are his supporters? :thinking
     
  35. Wistful Reminisces
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    Bump!

    That didn't quite work out
     
  36. Mamoon
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    When the exalted talents continue to fail in multiple formats along with having a trash attitude, don't blame the selectors for opting for someone who is performing in one format at least and doesn't carry any extra baggage either.
     
  37. Reverse Swing
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    This HAS to be his last chance.
     

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