Pakistan opted for Imam-ul-Haq in place of Haris Sohail in a bid to strengthen their batting for the 2nd Test match against Australia at Adelaide.
However, the left-handed batsman was dismissed for 2 runs in the first innings by Mitchell Starc while Josh Hazlewood claimed Imam’s wicket for a duck in the following innings.
Former players, critics, and social media all criticized the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for Imam’s selection especially since he had not played a single Test match since January.
Joining the trend, Iceland Cricket also joined in and trolled Imam-ul-Haq for his tame performance against Australia and tweeted:
David Warner has scored more runs in his last two innings than Imam-ul-Haq has scored in his entire test career. #AUSvPAK
— Iceland Cricket (@icelandcricket) December 1, 2019
June 2019 – Imam-ul-Haq "Starc isn't a threat. In fact I am excited over the prospect of facing him"
November 2019 – Imam-ul-Haq c Warner b Starc 2#AUSvPAK
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) November 30, 2019
Imam Ul Haq, live from Adelaide. pic.twitter.com/hbOg9wIZUS
— 𝘙𝘪𝘻𝘸𝘢𝘯 (@ChupShaa) December 1, 2019
— Najeeb ul Hasnain (@get2najeeb) December 1, 2019
Once Imam ul Haq said: "Team depends on me and Babar azam" pic.twitter.com/XzwxJSYcAn
— Asfar (@LeoAsfar) December 1, 2019
His only contribution.
Best supporting actor – Male: Imam Ul Haq pic.twitter.com/k2ZPkamoh8
— Farooq (@frooq) December 1, 2019
No you didn’t!
— Pehn Di Siri (@PehnDiSiri) December 1, 2019
— Haseeb Shah (@Haseebshah675) December 1, 2019
Just great banter.
— Abdul Samad (@imsamad_92) December 1, 2019
Imam-ul-Haq scores 2,0
— Ahmer Najeeb (@AhmerNajeeb) December 1, 2019