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‘Sarfaraz, We Are Sorry’: Pakistan Fans Apologise Post SA Victory

The apology went viral when a fan posed for a pciture with a banner saying “We Are Sorry Sarfaraz”.

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Pakistani fans were apologising for harsh criticism of the team and skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed.
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As Pakistan thumped South Africa on Sunday, 23 June, showing them the door in the World Cup 2019, fans were overjoyed. The same fans who attacked the team, especially skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed, for their disappointing performance against India on 16 June were “sorry” on Sunday.

After the India-Pakistan match concluded, Pakistani fans launched scathing attacks on the players. Sarfaraz was called "fat" by some spectators in the stadium. And Twitter was abuzz with the criticism.

But, the scene changed at Lord's Cricket Ground when Pakistan took the winds out of South Africa's sail after a 49-run win. The Pakistani fans were "sorry" for being too hard on the team and skipper Sarfaraz.

The apology went viral when a fan, in his Pakistan team jersey, posed for a pciture with a banner saying "Sarfaraz We Are Sorry".

Pakistan Cricket Board, retweeted a Cricket World Cup video, where fans were gathering to shake Sarfaraz's hand and to take pictures with him.

Here are some of the Twitter users who praised the cricketer and asked for forgiveness.

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Pakistan kept alive their slender hopes of making the semifinals while knocking South Africa out of the ICC World Cup with a 49-run win here Sunday.

Batting first, the 1992 champions posted 308 for seven with Haris Sohail's 59-ball 89 being the highlight of their innings. In reply, South Africa were stopped at 259 for nine in 50 overs.

With just three points from seven outings, South Africa are out of the tournament while Pakistan could still sneak into the semifinals, provided they win their remaining matches and other results go in their favour.

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(With inputs from PTI)

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