Fans thrash Pakistan players for not wearing masks during Eid al-Adha celebrations

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  • Fans bash Pakistan players for not maintaining social distance during Eid al-Adha celebrations.

  • Pakistan will meet England in Manchester on August 05 for the first Test.

Fans thrash Pakistan players for not wearing masks during Eid al-Adha celebrations
Pakistan team during Eid-al-Adha celebrations (Image Source: @TheRealPCB)

Pakistan team is currently in England for their first assignment post coronavirus pandemic. Pakistan will kick-off their tour with the three-match Test series scheduled to begin from August 05 at the Old Trafford in Manchester. After the Test series, Pakistan will play three-match T20Is on the English soil.

All matches will be played behind closed doors, and players of both sides will stay in a bio-secure environment, following all the required protocols.

But before the series takes place, the Pakistan team, on Friday, celebrated Eid al-Adha in England and their photos went viral on social media. Pakistan Cricket Board’s official Twitter handle shared several photos of their players celebrating the occasion.

However, as soon as fans saw the pictures, they couldn’t control their emotions and decided to bash players for showing irresponsibility as none of the players or staff were seen wearing masks or maintaining social distance amid the pandemic.

Here is how netizens reacted:

The pandemic has disrupted the lives of numerous individuals across the globe, along with affecting the economic situation. In fact, due to the outbreak of a deadly virus, several religious traditions and festivals are being celebrated with limitations due to a surge in coronavirus cases across the world.

Earlier, PCB have revealed a list of 20 players who were shortlisted and will be considered for the Test series against England.

Former skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed, who has not played Test cricket for Pakistan since January 2019, has been named in the list along with veteran pacer Wahab Riaz, who took an indefinite break from red-ball cricket in 2019. Apart from them, opener Fawad Alam, who hasn’t played a single Test since 2009, was also picked in the squad.

Here is the squad:

Azhar Ali (c), Abid Ali, Asad Shafiq, Babar Azam, Faheem Ashraf, Fawad Alam, Imam-ul-Haq, Imran Khan, Kashif Bhatti, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Rizwan, Naseem Shah, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood, Sohail Khan, Usman Shinwari, Wahab Riaz, Yasir Shah.

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