Will the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) be made to rue their decision of trading away Shahbaz Ahmed to the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)? The fans seem to think so as Shahbaz Ahmed hit a brilliant century in the Vijay Hazare Trophy quarter-finals after being traded away by RCB.
Last month, before the deadline day for the releases, retentions, and trades to be confirmed, RCB, under new head coach Andy Flower, had traded away spinning all-rounder Shahbaz Ahmed to SRH and in return gained young, inexperienced Mayank Dagar from SRH.
Shahbaz spent the last four IPL seasons at RCB and made decent returns with both bat and ball. He was already doing very well in domestic cricket which earned him India call-ups in ODIs and T20Is.
Shahbaz Ahmed has also represented India in 3 ODIs and 2 T20Is, picking up 5 wickets while bowling at good economies.
On Monday, December 11, the left-handed Bengal player hit a terrific, fighting century in the Vijay Hazare Trophy quarter-final against Haryana at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot. Shahbaz scored 100 runs in 118 balls with the help of 4 fours and 4 sixes, while no other Bengal batsman could cross even 30 runs. Shahbaz Ahmed’s lone vigil hundred meant Bengal managed to post a decent total of 225 runs.
With Shahbaz batting brilliantly after being released by RCB, this led to a spate of trolling with funny tweets and memes by social media users of the RCB franchise.
Fans troll RCB as Shahbaz Ahmed hit century after being traded away:
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