Trying to pacify the angry nation, cricketers Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Amir have requested people to maintain respect for the players.
Like the Indian crowd which outnumbered Pakistani fans in the Old Trafford stands, Indian batsmen outwitted Pakistani bowlers in the field and scored mammoth 336-5 in the ICC Men's cricket World Cup 2019.
Although Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed insist his team's World Cup dream is not over yet despite their "hurtful" defeat against bitter rivals India, Pakistani people are not ready to forgive Sarfaraz for his dismal performance.
This has added to the criticism on the Pakistani team.
“On behalf of all athletes, I would like to request media and people to maintain respect levels in regards to our families, who should not be dragged into petty discussions at will. It’s not a nice thing to do,” Shoaib Malik said.
Bowler Mohammad Amir in his defence said, “Pls don’t use bad words for the players yes u guys can criticise our performance we will bounce back InshAllah we need your support 🙏🙏🙏”