The Pakistan cricket team has become a victim of social media bashing by the fans after its embarrassing defeat at the hands of arch rivals, India. The players are also being criticized for their off-field activities with their families after the surfacing of a couple of old videos.
All-rounder Shoaib Malik and his wife Sania Mirza were especially targeted for their outings before the game, however, the cricketer has denied all false reports and has asked the fans to respect the families of all players.
Former Pakistani speedster Shoaib Akhtar has defended Malik against undue public bashing of his family as he said that fans should not cross the line while talking about the players who represent their national side. He also said that fans should only be concerned about the performance of players on the field but not their activities with the families.