Cricket News

World Cup 2019 | WATCH: Angry Pakistan Fans Rage At Viral Late-night Visuals Of Shoaib Malik And Co Being Spotted At A Sheesha Cafe In Lead-up To Match Versus India

Written By Chetna Kapoor | Mumbai | Published:


  • Some cricket enthusiasts are claiming on social media that they spotted Shoaib Malik along with the other cricketers at a sheesha lounge on Winslow Road in Manchester, just a few hours before the match
  • India defeated Pakistan by 89 runs on Sunday at Manchester in the ongoing ICC Men's Cricket World Cup.

India defeated Pakistan by 89 runs on Sunday (D/L method) at Manchester in the ongoing ICC Men's Cricket World Cup. While India is celebrating the smashing victory, fans from Pakistan are disappointed with their team's preparations.

In a viral video doing rounds on social media, some fans are furious over the fact that Shoaib Malik along with other Pakistani cricketers were spotted at a Sheesha cafe just a night before the World Cup match.

The video shows Shoaib Malik with wife Sania Mirza, and Wahab Riaz and Imam-ul Haq, enjoying sheesha at a restaurant.

WATCH: Dejected Pakistan Fan Can't Keep Emotions In Check After His Team's Loss To India, Tells Them To Play 'Dangal' As Tears Roll Down His Face

Watch the video of the fans -

Chasing a big target of 337 runs, Pakistan faced an early hiccup as Imam-ul-Haq was leg-before off the fifth ball of the fifth over by debutant Vijay Shankar, who completed the over as Bhuvneshwar Kumar walked off the field due to tightness in his left hamstring.

Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam held firm for a while, however,  adding 104 runs for the second wicket. However, in a span of 12 runs, the arch-rivals lost four crucial wickets. Kuldeep Yadav bagged two quick wickets -- Babar (48) and Fakhar (62). Hardik Pandya joined the party and he earned two wickets in an over -- Mohammad Hafeez (9) and Shoaib Malik (0), reducing Pakistan on 129/5.

Imad Wasim (22*) and Sarfaraz Ahmed tried to rebuild Pakistan's innings but their brief 36-run stand came to an end as Shankar returned and dismissed Sarfaraz for 12.
The rain interrupted the match after 35 overs. However, after almost 50 minutes, the match was curtailed to 40 overs and the run-chase was adjusted to 302 runs based on the Duckworth-Lewis (DLS) method.

Pakistan needed 136 runs off just 30 balls. Imad and Shadab were left stranded on 46 and 20, respectively, and Pakistan fell short by 89 runs.

(With inputs from ANI)