PAKISTAN FANS WON’T BOO SMITH: SARFARAZ
Taunton: Sarfaraz Ahmed insists Pakistan fans won’t boo shamed Australia star Steven Smith during their World Cup match in Taunton on Wednesday.
Pakistan fans are expected to make up a large chunk of the crowd in the west country and there are fears they might follow the example of the India supporters who jeered Smith at the Oval on Sunday.
But Pakistan captain Sarfaraz says his compatriots will not resort to such tactics. “I don’t think Pakistani people will do that,” Sarfaraz said on Tuesday. “Pakistani people love cricket, they love to support and they love the players.” Meanwhile, Sarfaraz vowed Pakistan will put their 5-0 whitewash by Australia in March behind them. “I think that thing is gone, it’s past,” said Sarfaraz of the series in which he and six other top players were rested by Pakistan. “We’re not thinking about that. Actually we are thinking about tomorrow’s game. So our morale is very high and we will do our best.”