NEW DELHI: A viral video of Pakistani all-rounder Shoaib Malik along with his Indian wife and tennis star Sania Mirza and other team members purportedly at a sheesha (hookah) bar few hours before match against India is doing rounds on social media.
Some cricket fans from Pakistan also claims that batsman Imam ul-Haq, all-rounder Imad Waseem, and bowler Wahab Riaz were present with Shoaib at the lounge smoking sheesha at 2:00 am on Winslow Road in Manchester.
The video of night-out is circulating wildly on the cybersphere and sparked anger among the countrymen.
Shoaib Malik of the #pakistancricketteam at midnight, hours before the most crucial match of the #CricketWorldCup2019 In Curry Mile In a Shisha cafe. Add the burgers and deserts, no wonder they performed dismally at Old Trafford. They should be ashamed. Every single one of them. pic.twitter.com/Dr8gHWdF9M
— Mohammed Shafiq (@mshafiquk) June 16, 2019
Oh and shoaib Malik sb was practicing hard at shisha cafes in Bradford.
Well done boys, well played ? pic.twitter.com/p9jva91c1p
— Syed Usman Shah (@isayyid) June 16, 2019
The night before India v Pakistan.
Shoaib Malik is at the Shisha lounge.
During the game:
— Qas. (@QAS__786) June 16, 2019
Pakistan players were hitting Archie’s and shisha up yesterday, what more can you expect of them today ?
— ً (@ashiaa_c) June 16, 2019
Sania exploded with rage against the person who uploaded the video of her and husband at hookah bar and put out an enraged tweet. The tennis star wrote: “That’s the video you shot without asking us, disrespecting our privacy even though we had a child with us? And got told off for doing so, and you came up with this crap? FYI ‘outing’ was dinner & yes people are allowed to eat if they lose a match! Bunch of fools! Try better content next time.”
?That’s the video you shot without asking us,disrespecting our privacy even though we had a child with us?& got told off for doing so,& u came up with this crap?FYI ‘outing’ was dinner & yes ppl are allowed to eat if they lose a match!Bunch of fools!Try better content nxt time? https://t.co/51gnkMWUYu
— Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) June 15, 2019
In another video that has gone viral on social media, a Pakistani fan with teary-eyed blamed ‘burgers’ before the game for their team’s dismal performance.
He was heard saying that the players (Shoaib Malik, Sarfaraz Ahmed et al) were eating burgers adding that Pakistani players are only good for ‘dangal’ and not cricket:
Pakistan lost the match just because of ? burger
L lag gye ???
— ब्रजेश कुमार सिंह? (@brajeshjee) June 17, 2019
Pakistan, on Sunday at Manchester faced the seventh consecutive defeat to India in World Cup history. Pakistan were outplayed in all the three departments by the Men in Blue who won their crucial World Cup tie against the arch-rivals by 89 runs (DLS method) at the Old Trafford.