New Delhi: Clashes between Afghanistan and Pakistan cricket fans broke out in Sharjah, UAE on Wednesday soon after the T20 match between both the countries ended. Afghanistan fans damaged the Cricket Stadium and reportedly hit Pakistani supporterrs as they failed to control their emotions after their team lost the match. Videos of the clashes soon went viral on social media and people were divided in their opinion.
Watch the video here:
Clash between Pakistan and Afghanistan fans after yesterday’s cricket match. Afg vs Pak has replaced Ind vs Pak. pic.twitter.com/eCyItPC5px
— Facts (@BefittingFacts) September 8, 2022
Mohsin Dawar who is a Member National Assembly from North Waziristan in Pakistan in a tweet stated that “using cricket to hurl racist abuse against Afghans is peak shameless”.
“Using a cricket match as an excuse to hurl racist abuse against Afghans is peak shamelessness. Pakistan’s decades-old strategic depth policy and interventionist misadventures in Afghanistan are why Afghans have a problem with Pakistan. Introspect before belittling Afghans”, he tweeted.
Using a cricket match as an excuse to hurl racist abuse against Afghans is peak shamelessness. Pakistan’s decades old strategic depth policy and interventionist misadventures in Afghanistan is why Afghans have a problem with Pakistan. Introspect before belittling Afghans.
— Mohsin Dawar (@mjdawar) September 7, 2022
A Pakistani journalist Hamza Azhar Salam questioned whether the Sharjah Police would identify the Afghan fans who “beat” the Pakistani fans.
“Can @ShjPolice identify the Afghan fans who are mercilessly beating Pakistani fans on the streets of Sharjah?” Salam tweeted sharing a video of the clash.
Can @ShjPolice identify the Afghan fans who are mercilessly beating Pakistani fans on the streets of Sharjah? #PakvsAfg pic.twitter.com/5q0dcdFto0
— Hamza Azhar Salam (@HamzaAzhrSalam) September 7, 2022
According to ANI, the incident took place after Pakistan batter Naseem Shah’s two back-to-back sixes in the first two balls off the final over undid brilliant bowling by Afghanistan throughout the innings, which secured a one-wicket win for Pakistan in a thrilling Super Four clash at the ongoing Asia Cup 2022 on Wednesday.
Afghanistan was shown the exit door after posting just 129/6 on the board. However, they almost took their side towards a win but Naseem’s two sixes in the last over sealed a win for Pakistan, ANI reported.
(With ANI inputs)