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Watch – When Mohammad Shami Confronted A Pakistani Fan Who Was Disrespecting The Indian Team

Mohammad Shami

Fast bowler Mohammad Shami has been subjected to a lot of abuse on social media after India’s defeat against Pakistan in the T20 World Cup 2021. After Shami conceded 43 runs in Sunday’s match, netizens jumped in to blame him for siding with Pakistan since he is a Muslim. Hundreds of messages were posted on Shami’s Instagram account, accusing him of being a “traitor” who should be removed from the Indian squad.

In the midst of all the awful and disgusting trolling, a video from the day of the Champions Trophy 2017 final has resurfaced on the internet. Pakistan won that match convincingly by 180 runs. After the match, as the Indian players were going back to the dressing room, a Pakistani fan tried to provoke them.

“Akad toot gayi hai teri Kohli saari, akad toot gayi hai,” he shouted as the Indian skipper Virat Kohli walked up the stairs. However, the Indian skipper kept his cool and did not reply.

The fan also chanted “baap kaun hai” (Who is your father?), as the other Indian players followed Kohli back to the pavilion. They also ignored him, but when Shami heard this, he wasn’t pleased at all. The Indian pacer turned back and moved towards the fan to confront him. However, MS Dhoni stepped in at the right moment and controlled a situation that could have turned ugly.

Cricket Fraternity supports Mohammad Shami

While hate mongers trolled Shami, many people from the cricketing community, including Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman, have come in support of the Indian pacer.

“When we support #TeamIndia, we support every person who represents Team India. @MdShami11 is a committed, world-class bowler. He had an off day like any other sportsperson can have. I stand behind Shami & Team India,” Tendulkar wrote on the microblogging site, Twitter.

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