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Pakistani cricketers seek refuge from the wrath of dispirited fans who continue to express anger even two days after the defeat against India in the Cricket World Cup match on Sunday 16th June.
The netizens are passing insolent remarks on the Pakistani players who were snapped enjoying their time on the streets of London instead of focusing on the big game and their own fitness.
کل کی شکست کے بعد ہمارے میڈیا میں پاکستانی کرکٹ ٹیم پر شدید تنقید کی جارہی ہے۔ میری یہی گزارش ہے کہ اس ٹیم کو شکست کے باوجود بیک کریں کیونکہ جب یہ جیتتے ہیں تو سب ساتھ ہوتے ہیں، ہار میں ساتھ رہیں تو جیت بھی مقدر بن جاتی ہے۔ یہ ہمارے اسٹارز ہیں، ہمیں انکی ہرممکن سپورٹ کرنی چاہئے🇵🇰
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) June 17, 2019
The Pakistani cricket team began the World Cup with a bleak performance against West Indies. Out of four matches, they had only won one match against England. The cricket team also failed to crack the persistent series of defeats against India in the ICC World Cup.
Pls dont use bad words for the players yes u guys can criticise our performance we will bounce back InshAllah we need ur support 🙏🙏🙏
— Mohammad Amir (@iamamirofficial) June 17, 2019
The disappointment of fans hit the ceiling after a crushing defeat against India. Netizens, including senior cricketers like Javed Miandad, Shoaib Akhtar, and Waqar Younus, called out the team for their poor performance. Several videos of hurling and abuses by fans at the Pakistani cricket team in Manchester surfaced on social media.
In the alleged viral video, some visitors pointed out that the cricketers were smoking sheesha and, allegedly, consuming wine at a bar till 2.AM, just seven hours before the match. They attributed the indiscipline of the players for their poor performance. However, Pakistani batsman Shoaib Malik stated the video was filmed two days before the match and not the night before.
On behalf of all athletes I would like to request media and people to maintain respect levels in regards to our families, who should not be dragged into petty discussions at will. It’s not a nice thing to do
— Shoaib Malik 🇵🇰 (@realshoaibmalik) June 17, 2019
Sarfraz was seen yawning while Wahab Riaz, who was also spotted in the viral video, suffered fatigue just after bowling for seven overs. On the other hand, Shoaib Malik lost his wicket on the duck while Imam-ul-Haq, whose merit is always questioned, lost his wicket by playing an insensible shot.
Now, cricketers including Shoaib Malik and Muhammad Amir have requested people to refrain from undue criticism and not involve their families in this. They also admitted their mistake and asked people to make constructive criticism on them. They have expressed their resolve to bounce back in the remaining matches.