WC 2019: Sarfaraz Ahmed Says Pakistan Fans Will Not Boo Steve Smith
By Shruti - Jun 12, 2019 4:20 pm
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In their last game between India and Australia, India captain Virat Kohli won everyone’s heart for helping former Australia captain Steve Smith from booing. Smith was fielding at the fielding line while some of the Indian fans started distracting him. Kohli understood the situation and told the fans to clap for Smith, pointing them. He apologized to Smith and later, he expressed that he didn’t want to set a bad example by this.


On Tuesday, Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed was asked a question related to the incident at the press conference on the eve of their game against Australia in Taunton. A reporter asked him whether he would also do the same thing like Kohli if Pakistani fans were seen booing Smith and David Warner, who returned to the national team after a ball-tampering scandal. In reply, the wicketkeeper-batsman said that he didn’t think their fans would do something like that.

“I don’t think Pakistani people doing like that. Pakistani people love cricket, they love to support and they love players,” he said.

However, the game against Australia is important for them as they have only three points from three games as their last game against Sri Lanka in Bristol was called off due to rain on Friday. However, he said that the team is looking forward to playing their next game. After Australia, they will play against India at Old Trafford on June 16.

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