Zulfqarnain Haide’s Facebook Blunder Escapes Punishment

Pakistan’s reserve wicketkeeper “Zulfqarnain Haider” has been revealing details of his “fitness problems” on social networking site Facebook which nearly cost him his place with the Pakistan team. Haider was seen commenting on his Facebook profile page that he had hurt himself during practice and was in pain. After this he was contacted, in which he denied he had seriously injured his finger.

The Times of India reported that the comments from Haider, followed on from a poor performance of Kamran Akmal behind the stumps on the first two days of the first Test against England in Nottingham. Concerns have been raised amongst the touring team management when spectaculars watched Akmal drop catches as well as missing a stump. This has brought into question whether Haider should be given his debut on 6 August in the second Test in Birmingham.

Haider, right-handed batter and wicket keeper, has been training with the Pakistan team on tour and now feels ready for the big test and has commented that “it was a minor thing, I am fit now, and if I get a chance to play in the second test I will definitely grab the chance happily”.

This recent story highlights the need for users of Facebook to be careful in what comments they leave on their profile pages as it can be accessible to everyone.

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