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Mohammad Rizwan's "India" Comment Sparks Huge Row as Pakistan Players Show Support Towards Haris Rauf's Incident

After a video surfaced online showing Pakistani cricketer Haris Rauf involved in a heated altercation with a fan following Pakistan’s early exit from the 2024 T20 World Cup, several of his teammates came to his defence and condemned the incident. A heated argument between Haris Rauf and a fan in the USA. pic.twitter.com/d2vt8guI1m — Mufaddal […]

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Mohammad Rizwan's "India" Comment Sparks Huge Row as Pakistan Players Show Support Towards Haris Rauf's Incident

After a video surfaced online showing Pakistani cricketer Haris Rauf involved in a heated altercation with a fan following Pakistan’s early exit from the 2024 T20 World Cup, several of his teammates came to his defence and condemned the incident.

Mohammad Rizwan, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, and Ahmed Shehzad took to social media to address the behavior of fans and advocate for respect towards players and their families. Hasan Ali emphasized promoting love, peace, and respect for the game in his tweet.

Shadab Khan was more stern in his criticism, condemning the personal attacks on players in the presence of their families. He questioned how fans would feel if subjected to similar treatment while with their own families.

Meanwhile, Mohammad Rizwan’s post sparked controversy when he mentioned that the nationality of the fan involved didn’t matter, despite earlier reports suggesting otherwise. This led to criticism on social media for unnecessarily bringing India into the discussion, despite clarification from the fan himself that he was Pakistani.

Ahmed Shehzad, known for his outspoken views on Pakistan cricket, reiterated that while criticism of players’ performances is acceptable, mocking players or their families is unacceptable. He stressed the importance of respecting players’ privacy and focusing criticism constructively on team dynamics and cricketing decisions.

Pakistan’s disappointing performance in the T20 World Cup, particularly losses to USA and India, has stirred up significant debate among former players and experts. Calls for changes within the team have been widespread. However, the incident involving Haris Rauf’s confrontation with a fan underscored the need to maintain respect and decorum towards players, irrespective of their on-field performance or team results.

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