Don’t use bad words: Mohammad Amir pleads with Pakistan fans after India defeat

first_imgPakistan fast bowlers Mohammad Amir has urged cricket fans not to use abusive language when criticising the players for their horror show against India in the much-anticipated ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 match on Sunday in Manchester.Pakistan players, including captain Sarfaraz Ahmed, have been facing severe backlash from fans back in the cricket-crazy country after they lost the big-ticket encounter by 89 runs. India extended their unbeaten run against Pakistan in World Cups to 7-0 as their arch-rivals came up with an insipid performance, triggering critical reactions from fans.Social media was flooded with memes, some funny and some filled with abuses after Pakistan went down without a fight in the rain-curtailed tie in Manchester.Amir insisted that Pakistan players have no problem when they are being criticised but objected the usage of bad words. “Pls dont use bad words for the players yes u guys can criticise our performance we will bounce back InshAllah we need ur support (sic),” Amir wrote on social media.Pls dont use bad words for the players yes u guys can criticise our performance we will bounce back InshAllah we need ur supportMohammad Amir (@iamamirofficial) June 17, 2019Fans questioned Pakistan players’ intent and fitness levels as pictures of them allegedly socialising hours before the India match went viral online. Pakistan Cricket Board though rubbished the reports, saying Sarfaraz Ahmed’s men did not violate the curfew.Images of Pakistan’s senior batsman Shoaib Malik and the likes of Wahab Riaz, Imad Wasim and Imam-ul-Haq socialising at a Manchester pub went viral. Since Malik’s wife and India tennis star Sania Mirza had joined them for the outing, she was dragged into the narrative as well.advertisementResponding to the critics, Malik said it’s sad that he has to clarify thing about his personal life even after serving his nation for close to 20 years. He also clarified that the videos were from June 13 and not 15.”When will Pak media be accountable for their credibility by our courts?! Having served my country for +20 years in Intl Cricket, it’s sad that I have to clarify things related to my personal life. The videos are from 13th June and not 15th (sic),” Malik wrote on social media.Even captain Sarfaraz Ahmed was blasted by fans and former cricketers for having burgers and milkshakes on the eve of their match vs India in Manchester. Pace great Shoaib Akhtar had slammed Sarfaraz, calling the Pakistan captain “brainless”.However, World Cup-winning India off-spinner, Harbhajan Singh jumped to Sarfaraz’s defence, saying cricketers are allowed to have burgers.”They are allowed to have burgers, it’s their wish what they want to do,” Harbhajan Singh told India Today.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Sad that I still have to clarify things about my personal life, says Shoaib MalikAlso Read | They are allowed to have burgers: Harbhajan Singh defends Sarfaraz Ahmed after social media trollsAlso See:last_img read more