Ever since Pakistan lost their World Cup clash against India last Sunday, the Pakistani players have been facing backlash from their fans, media, and former cricketing greats. The Sarfaraz Ahmed-led side was handed an 89-run (DLS) method defeat by the Men In Blue. By the virtue of this win, India registered their seventh straight win in World Cups over Pakistan and continued their undefeated run against their arch-rivals.
The Pakistani players were criticized for putting up a lacklustre performance. Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed also found himself at the receiving end as well. Former fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar termed his captaincy as 'brainless'. Ahmed was also trolled for yawning during the end of the first innings. However, things got more complicated when the Champions Trophy-winning skipper was fat-shamed by a fan. The captain was seen carrying his child in a mall when this harasser started recording the video and body-shamed him. Sarfaraz did not react and chose to walk away while the fan was busy taking the video.
Watch the video here.
The fan later took to Twitter and apologised for his actions.
However, his actions did not go down well on social media. Even the Indian fans came forward in support of Sarfaraz Ahmed.
Even Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh also took to his Twitter and wrote: "Every captain in history has lost an important match. #SarfarazAhmed doesn’t deserve this. This is harassment... for heaven’s sake he is with his child." [sic]