Indian Tennis star Sania Mirza was spotted with her husband Shoaib Malik, and other Pakistani cricketers at a hookah bar in Manchester on June 15.
And now a video has gone viral on social media, not because it has any cutesy but because Sania and Shoaib were spotted at the bar just a few hours before Pakistan were to compete India in the World Cup 2019 match on June 16.
Shoaib Malik of the #pakistancricketteam at midnight, hours before the most crucial match of the #CricketWorldCup2019 In Curry Mile In a Shisha cafe. Add the burgers and deserts, no wonder they performed dismally at Old Trafford. They should be ashamed. Every single one of them. pic.twitter.com/Dr8gHWdF9M
— Mohammed Shafiq (@mshafiquk) June 16, 2019
Soon trolling started on social media, not only because it was irresponsible but also because Shoaib hasn’t been scoring well in the ongoing World Cup. In the game against India, the right-hander was dismissed for a duck, and even in previous matches, his performance has been mediocre.
The night before India v Pakistan.
Shoaib Malik is at the Shisha lounge.
During the game:
— Qas. (@QAS__786) June 16, 2019
Pakistan players were hitting Archie’s and shisha up yesterday, what more can you expect of them today 😂
— ً (@aisha__c) June 16, 2019
Oh and shoaib Malik sb was practicing hard at shisha cafes in Bradford.
Well done boys, well played 👏 pic.twitter.com/p9jva91c1p
— Usman Shah (@isayyid) June 16, 2019
Pakistan just didn't want to come into work today. Must've been all the shisha and Archie's from last night. Useless bunch of sportsmen.
— omar (@theomaramo) June 16, 2019
Shoaib’s wife, Sania Mirza has responded an the trolls by taking to her Twitter handle and writing, “That’s the video you shot without asking us, disrespecting our privacy even though we had a child with us?& got told off for doing so,& u came up with this crap?FYI ‘outing’ was dinner & yes ppl are allowed to eat if they lose a match! Bunch of fools! Try better content next time.”
Pakistani fans were also angry over their team’s dismal performance in Manchester. The Men in Green were beaten by 89 runs in a rain-affected match on Sunday.