Emotional cricket fans went berserk on Twitter and Facebook, venting their frustration against fumbling wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal and demanding he be dropped from the team.

“Has Kamran applied for political asylum in Sri Lanka?” tweeted Farhan Saya, referring to former wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider, who fled Pakistan's team hotel in Dubai last year and sought asylum in Britain.

Others listed Kamran's home address in Lahore, for fans to express their anger.

Zafar Iqbal posted a message on Facebook: “World's greatest birthday gift declared by Guinness — Kamran Akmal for Ross Taylor.”

Taylor celebrated his 27th birthday on Tuesday.

Another Twitter message said: “Kamran thinks being a wicketkeeper means letting the batsman keep his wicket.”

Another fan, Mohammad Parekh, asked: “What do Kamran and Michael Jackson have in common? They both wear gloves for no... reason.” — AFP

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