first_imgCricket fans jumped to the defence of Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed after he was seen being body-shamed yet again in a video going viral online. Sarfaraz has been facing flak for Pakistan’s under-par performances at World Cup 2019.Sarfaraz has earned the wrath of Pakistan fans especially after a few tactical blunders from Pakistan in their 89-run defeat (DLS) to arch-rivals India on June 16 in Manchester. Images of the Pakistan captain yawning on the field even as India batsmen were going great guns went viral on social media, leading to severe backlash and trolling.In the video, an unruly fan can be seen requesting Sarfaraz Ahmed for a selfie before calling him “fat like a pig”. Safaraz, who was spotted with his son at the mall, can be seen ignoring the insulting jibe and walking off.Sarfaraz’s ability to ignore the insults and handle the situation in a matured way has helped him earn respect from fans on social media. In fact, keeping aside the rivalry, several Indian fans lauded the way in which Sarfaraz handled the troll who is facing severe backlash on Twitter.A shameful act by a Pakistani fan with captain Sarfaraz Ahmed, this is how we treat our National Heros. Highly condemnable!! pic.twitter.com/WzAj0RaFI7Syed Raza Mehdi (@SyedRezaMehdi) June 21, 2019″Rivalry apart @SarfarazA_54 is a simple down to earth man. Criticise him for his game but humiliation this way that too in presence of his kid is very caIIous. And the gentleman Sarfaraz is, he kept quiet despite grave provocation (sic),” a Twitter user wrote.advertisementAnother fan wrote: “As an Indian, I can say that such behaviour by ‘fans’ is unacceptable. Either support (and criticize whenever necessary) the team or don’t watch when they play. It is only a game. One side has to win and the other has to lose. Why take it to this level?”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. https://t.co/JU8YFKMPygRiteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) June 22, 2019This is the mentality of overseas Pakistanis How shameless that guy is @SarfarazA_54 is hafiz e quraan, he must respect him as a person and as a cricketer as well and @SarfarazA_54 showed that he’s a true human being.. #CWC19 keep faith brother everything will change soon IA.??Shahzaib (@Shahzaib_77) June 21, 2019Shameful.Waseem Badami (@WaseemBadami) June 21, 2019It’s indeed very offensive… His kid was with him and certainly for the kid his dad must be the inspiration ??????Dr Aditi ???? Chowkidar ???? (@aditi3012) June 21, 2019Fan apologises after body-shaming Sarfaraz AhmedThe fan who was caught abusing Safaraz Ahmed later apologised to the public and Pakistan fans via a video.The man who abused sarfraz today makes an apology in his new video. Saying sorry to @SarfarazA_54 nd whole nation.says that he neither new that the kid was his son nor sarfraz is hafiz e QuranWhat you people say on this #PakistanLovesSarfaraz #sorrysarfaraz pic.twitter.com/wdxQRJjhV9M Mansoor: IStandWithSarfraz (@mansoorThoughts) June 21, 2019Sarfaraz was given a hero’s welcome when he returned home from England with the Champions Trophy 2 years ago. However, the Pakistan captain has been severely criticised following the team’s World Cup 2019 loss to India.A section of Pakistan fans at Old Trafford screamed insults at Sarfaraz Ahmed as the Pakistan captain was waiting to do his post-match duties after the defeat to India at World Cup 2019.Pakistan fans slammed Sarfaraz’s men and questioned why the team had had burgers and milkshakes on the eve of their big World Cup 2019 match against India. Notably, images of Sarfaraz Ahmed and a few of his teammates buying burgers and milkshakes went viral on social media.In fact, former Pakistan fast bowler called Shoaib Akhtar called Sarfaraz “brainless”, while criticising the tactical mistakes the Pakistan captain had made vs India.The mistakes committed by the Indian team during the Champions Trophy 2017 final were repeated by Pakistan yesterday. I can’t understand how Sarfaraz can be so brainless. How could he forget that we don’t chase very well,” Shoaib Akhtar had said.Pakistan, who are reeling at the 9th spot of the 10-team World Cup 2019 points table with just 1 win from 5 matches, take on South Africa on June 23 at Lord’s, London.Also Read | We have faith in ourselves, says Lasith Malinga after Sri Lanka stun EnglandAlso Read | Will Tendulkar’s record 673 runs in a single World Cup be broken this year?Also See:last_img