Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed has finally spoken about the incident in which a young man ridiculed him while he was with his son at a public place for bad performance against India. The young man can be heard body shaming the captain in the video.
In a latest interview with the International Cricket Council, Sarfaraz said it hurt him more when the video went viral because the deriding took place when he was with his son.
“I could have reacted… I was very angry at the moment. If I had gotten into an argument (with the man) then people would not have known the truth. It would have had a negative effect. Therefore, I thought staying silent was better. I left everything to God. Everything happens with God’s will. When the video went viral, everyone supported me,” he said.
To a query about reaction of his family upon watching the video, Sarfaraz said his wife broke down in tears and his other family members also did not like it.
“When I went back to the room, my wife was crying after watching the video. I told her this is just a video, we hear a lot of comments. People make so many remarks to our faces. I told her it is not a big deal.
“These things are a part of life. When we perform badly, we have to tolerate these things. My family and whoever saw the video they supported me. I want to thank all those people who tweeted on social media, who showed their love and the fans. I would like to thank them. Whatever we are, is because of you. With your support, we perform well,” he said.
After the video started doing rounds on social media, people posted in support of Sarfaraz Ahmed shooting the hashtag with Sarfaraz Ahmed’s name to top trend. Later, the culprit in another video message sought an apology from the wicket-keeper batsman and the nation.
The captain said he had always said that Pakistani fans loved them a lot. “And we also know that when we win they give us a lot of respect and when we lose, their anger is valid because they have expectations from us.“