5 Times Pakistani Fans Insulted Their Own Players

Pakistan cricket fans are known for their die-hard love for cricket and their national cricket team. But even the most devoted fans can get frustrated sometimes.

Pakistan cricket fans are known for their die-hard love for cricket and their national cricket team. But even the most devoted fans can get frustrated sometimes. Pakistani fans explode sometimes, and their love for cricket and players turns into criticism and sometimes harsh for the players. In this post, we’ll take a look at the 5 times Pakistanis abused their players after losing a match or the tournament.

Here’s a look at 5 moments when Pakistani insulted their own player

Haris Rauf (Recent Incident)

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Cricket might be an intense sport, but sometimes it feels like a never-ending drama in Pakistan! Recently, a video of Haris Rauf getting into a physical fight with a fan went viral on the internet. It was a heated situation which showed just how intense emotions can get around the national team.

Babar Azam (Recent Performances)

Even the best players have times when they don’t perform well. Unfortunately for Babar Azam, Pakistani fans weren’t very understanding during his slump. After a string of performances in the game, fans started calling him “Zimbabur” on social media, basically saying he wasn’t good enough to play for the team. All that criticism must have been super stressful for Azam!

Shahid Afridi (2007 World Cup)

Remember that time you messed up after bragging non-stop? That’s what Pakistani fans felt about when Shahid Afridi did not perform well against India in the 2007 World Cup. Fans got angry with Shahid Afridi, some fans even pushed and insulted Afridi when he returned home from Australia, and that was not the same welcome for him as he expected.

Sarfaraz Ahmed (2019 World Cup)

The internet can be a harsh place, especially after a tough loss. After Pakistan lost to India in the 2019 World Cup, a fan took things way too far. He filmed himself yelling mean things at former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed, even making fun of his weight. It was a super rude and hurtful thing to do, showing the nasty side of online fan culture.

Hasan Ali (2021 World Cup)

In cricket, a tiny mistake can make a huge difference. Hasan Ali learned this the hard way during Pakistan’s match against Australia in the 2021 World Cup. He dropped a catch at a critical moment, and Pakistan ended up losing. Fans blamed him, not just online, but even at a local game where they started yelling insults at him. That’s not how you treat a teammate!