Karachi: Opening batsman Ahmed Shehzad, who is struggling for form in the ongoing cricket World Cup, had an altercation with a Pakistani journalist at Pallekele where the side takes on New Zealand on Tuesday.
According to a leading newspaper, Shehzad exchanged words with the Pakistani journalist during the national team`s practice session on Sunday.
Shehzad struggling for form complained to the journalist that they were not fair with him and was not in a very good mood.
Shehzad has managed a total of just 26 runs in three matches in the World Cup, two of them against minnows Kenya and Canada and his opening partnership with Muhammad Hafeez has also not come good with no sizeable stand as yet.
The failure of the two openers has led to captain Shahid Afridi and coach Waqar Younis expressing disappointment and calling on them to stand up and be counted in the remaining matches.
Shehzad approached the journalist after a long batting session in the nets and told him that when he scored runs in New Zealand no one wrote in favour of him but when he had failed in just three games in the World Cup the media was out for his blood and it was being unfair.
The journalist reminded Shehzad that when he was scoring runs it was the media that highlighted his performances and encouraged him and that it was the job of the media to be critical if a player was not performing well.
Later the other Pakistani journalists also reminded Shehzad of his responsibilities and wished him well.