Cricket World Cup 2019: Furore after Sarfraz Ahmed is abused by Pakistan fan

Waseem Ahmed 18:32 22/06/2019
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Sarfraz Ahmed.

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed is under fire from all sides after the men in green’s below par performance in the 2019 World Cup.

After the comprehensive defeat to India in their last game, Pakistan’s World Cup hopes hang by a thread. What’s worse, Sarfraz was caught on camera yawning on more than one occasion during India’s innings as they posted 336-5.

The wicketkeeper batsman had been receiving criticism for his less than ideal fitness levels, to go with his struggles as a player. But one Pakistan cricket follower took things too far as he hounded the Pakistan skipper, who was out and about with his family in a mall.

In the video the unidentified man walks up to Sarfraz, who is with his son, and body shames the keeper, asking him “why are you fat as a pig?”

The video went viral and received widespread criticism for the crude language and lack of respect shown to the player and his family.

Less than 24 hours after the controversy, the Pakistan cricket follower who uploaded the video apologised for his actions.

Pakistan take on South Africa next on Sunday.

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