Patriot Web Desk: Clickkomm, the Public Relations firm listed by Ahmad Shahzad on his official (verified) Twitter handle has launched a propaganda campaign aimed at tarnishing the image of Shahzad’s international teammate and Pakistan fast bowler Wahab Riaz. The campaign was launched shortly after the duo clashed in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) match between Quetta Gladiators and Peshawar Zalmi’s. The clash between the two resulted after the pacer clean bowled Shahzad, who subsequently pointed his bat towards the bowler and allegedly threatened to hit him which resulted in a clash.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has already fined the left-arm fast bowler Wahab Riaz and batsman Ahmad Shahzad with 40 per cent and 30 per cent of their match fees respectively for ‘inappropriate physical contact’.
One of the tweet posted on the Twitter handle of Ahmad Shahzad’s PR firm Clickkomm read: ‘This is worst of Wahab Riaz, he showed how mentally sick Wahab Riaz is, Ahmad Shahzad was playing for his team and himself to prove he can make runs, but Wahab Riaz is Rubbish Minded Bowler abusing a batsman who is already bowled of his mistake doesn’t mean to pressurize further, silly mentality as a bowler. No sports man spirit by Wahab Riaz, as PCB should sent him to rehabilitation plan how to react with fellow cricket of same a same country, Wahab Riaz insulted PSL and Pakistan in front of the world.’
One other tweet posted on the Clickkomm profile asked Shahzadians (a term used for female followers of Ahmad Shahzad) to start a Twitter hashtag
#WahabHarrassingWomen against the pacer. The tweet was originally posted by Twitter user Haider Naqvi who claimed that he has proof of his claims that Wahab Riaz harassed a woman. Screenshots of the tweets are posted below.
Various other tweets were also posted by the same account which Ahmad Shahzad has listed as his PR firm which targeted Wahab Riaz. The targeted campaign against the fast bowler by the PR firm of his own international teammate is a matter of serious nature. Shahzad’s PR firm has so far not responded to the request of a comment on the issue.