Shankar reveals how they were abused by Pakistani fan
Indian cricketer Vijay Shankar was introduced in World Cup during the match against Pakistan. He has revealed how a Pakistan fan abused them in a coffee shop on the previous day of the debut match. Shankar revealed that some of the players sat to have a drink and a Pakistani fans threw bad and abusive words to them.
Arch rivalry history in sports is a history of ancient times which still persists in the same flow. When it comes for cricket, India-Pakistan rivalry is the most exciting rivalry in the game. The rivalry has given a new dimension to the match between two neighbour nations. People often terms it as the ‘mother of all rivalries’.
The root cause of the rivalry is the political tension between the two countries. Ultimately, the rivalry has effected the cricketing clashes between the two nations. Both the nation merely face each other only in the ICC tournaments. Several years have been passed since they last played a bilateral series.
Indian all-rounder Vijay Shankar has claimed that a few Indian cricketers were abused by a Pakistan fan, who, according to the Tamil Nadu man just a day before the match. The man was shouting with abusive words indicating them.
“Few of us players had gone out for coffee one day before the game when a Pakistan fan came up to us and he was literally abusing us. So, that was my first experience of an India-Pakistan game,” Shankar said on the Bharat Army Podcast, reported by Times Now.
“We just had to take it. He was abusing us and recording everything, so we couldn’t react. All we could do was sit and watch what he was doing.”
Although that was a special one for Shankar. Shankar made his debut by picking the wicket of Imam-ul-Haq on his very first ball. In fact, things went on favour to Men in Blue as they beat their arch rival Pakistan, co by 89 runs.