Star wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan jumps in support of India pacer Mohammad Shami, after a torrent of social media abuse was aimed at the only Muslim cricketer after Kohli’s men humiliated by Pakistan in the T20 World Cup.
The pair of Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan scored 17 runs in the 17th over bowled by the pacer in Dubai to register a historic 10-wicket victory on Monday.
However, the 31-year-old became the target of hate and abuse after Pakistan thrashed India in Dubai.
Like several others, Rizwan came to Shami’s support on Twitter saying that Shami is a start and one of the best bowler in the world and this game should bring people together and not divide.
The kind of pressure, struggles & sacrifices a player has to go through for his country & his people is immeasurable. @MdShami11 is a star & indeed of the best bowlers in the world— Mohammad Rizwan (@iMRizwanPak) October 26, 2021
Please respect your stars. This game should bring people together & not divide 'em #Shami #PAKvIND pic.twitter.com/3p70Ia8zxf