Manchester | Jagran Sports Desk: Pakistani cricketers, including former team captain Shoaib Malik, are facing harsh criticism on the social media over some photos and videos that allegedly showed them at a Shisha cafe late at night before their World Cup match with India, in which they suffered a humiliating defeat.

Pakistani fans are now lashing out at the players for not showing the zeal to win the match and also questioning their fitness level when compared to the Men in Blue.

A viral video showed Shoaib Malik with his wife and Indian tennis star Sania Mirza at the Shisha Cafe. Other Pakistani players like Wahab Riaz and Imam-ul-Haq can also be seen enjoying at the lounge.

Some fans also claimed that they saw Shoaib smoking shisha at 2 am at the lounge on Winslow Road in Manchester, while some other players were having junk food like “burgers and pizzas”.

Here are some reactions on social media.

Pakistan on Sunday badly lost to India. After winning the toss, Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed elected to field first. India in reply scored 336 runs with a brilliant hundred from Rohit Sharma.

The Indian bowlers bowled superbly and restricted Pakistan to a total of just 212 after the match got reduced to 40 overs due to rain.  

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma