Bollywood star Ritesh Deshmukh has stepped forward in support for Pakistani skipper Sarfraz Ahmed after he saw a video of a fan who misbehaved and abused the famous cricketer.
The video in question went viral over social media. It was made by a fan who was not too happy about Pakistan cricket team’s loss against India in a crucial world cup match.
Here is the video:
This is in very poor taste. This is bullying. Remember Sarfraz gave us the joy of the ICC Champions trophy just two years ago? Please show some grace.. pic.twitter.com/uKPjjkYPTN
— Ammara Ahmad ਅਮਾਰਾ ਅਹਿਮਦ (@ammarawrites) June 21, 2019
As you can see, it was in very poor taste, and we think that some lines were crossed. This ‘fan’ did not even spare a thought that Sarfaraz was there with his kid. A lesser soul could have beaten this abusive troll black and blue.
The Dhamaal actor was utterly disappointed at what happened. He was of the opinion that cricketers like Sarfaraz Ahmed do not deserve this kind of harassment. This is what he said:
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) June 22, 2019
We hear you Ritesh. We hear you loud and clear.
Cricket lovers from all around the world were extremely offended by that fan’s attitude.
Many Indians also came out in favor of Sarfaraz and schooled the person who made those disgusting remarks about the Pakistani skipper.
So true…Somehow slowly n steadily we Asians are losing the plot. Social media shld be used for the right purpose not for such rubbish activities.. And by doing this ppl think they are stars🤬.. Infact it shows their shallowness and sadly they are shaming their upbringing too.
— RiA (@RiaRevealed) June 22, 2019
Differences apart, he is a simple man. Criticism for the match is good but this is called humiliation and especially when @SarfarazA_54 is with his kid in his personal space.
Good to see his patience and leave from there.
— Tanmay Shankar (@Shanktan) June 22, 2019
This man should be slapped on face with multiple CHAPEDs and chhittrs at one tym …..no one plays to be defeated ….
— Pravesh Yadav (@PRAVESH4376) June 21, 2019
Absolutely disgraceful. He should be punished for this act
— Rahul Mehta (@rahul_mehta5) June 21, 2019
An Apology to Sarfaraz Ahmed
Seeing as how his video went viral and that too for all the wrong reasons, this fan made the decision to apologize to him:
— Shiraz Aqeel (@Shiraz_Aqeel) June 21, 2019
He already apologised…but thanks for your kind words..nobody in pakistan encourage that kind of behaviour….
— Ali Arshad (@AliArshadlm10) June 22, 2019
No one should encourage this kind of behavior from fans. That’s the main take-away from this incident.