Salman Butt Trolled For 'match-fixing' On Twitter After Mocking Kamran Akmal's Exclusion

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Salman Butt was trolled on Twitter for his comment on Kamran Akmal's post after the latter expressed his disappointment on not being selected in the team.

Written By Jatin Malu | Mumbai | Updated On:
Salman Butt

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced the T20I squad for the upcoming home series against Bangladesh. Pakistan have lost 8 of their last 9 T20I games, including 5 in a row after the ICC Cricket World Cup last year. This could be the reason why the Pakistan team management has axed as many as 7 players who toured Australia last year.

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Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Amir, Asif Ali, Haris Sohail, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Irfan and Wahab Riaz are the seven players who were axed from the team. Pakistan also recalled experienced campaigners Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik into the 15-man squad, while also naming three uncapped players - Ahsan Ali, Amad Butt and Haris Rauf.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal, who was once a regular in the Pakistan team, was overlooked yet again. Many believe that after the omission of Sarfaraz Ahmed, Kamran Akmal deserves a chance.

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Taking to his official Twitter account, Akmal expressed his disappointment over not getting selected.

Kamran Akmal expresses disappointment over tweet

A lot of comments started flooding the post but one notable comment was of former Pakistan captain, Salman Butt. Butt poked fun at Akmal in a way for being out of the Pakistan team for so long. He also mocked the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) as well for ignoring a player of Akmal's stature.

Salman Butt takes a sly dig at PCB

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But Salman Butt's comments backfired as he was trolled for advising Kamran Akmal. Let's have a look at a few reactions.

Salman Butt gets trolled by Twitterati

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