Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

After Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) lodged a complaint with the International Cricket Board (ICC) that a section of crowd at the Narendra Modi stadium in Ahmedabad allegedly hurled abuses at the Pakistani players, former India pacer Irfan Pathan shared some old reports which revealed how Indian players were attacked while playing on 2003-04 tour of Pakistan.

Irfan wrote on social media platform X (earlier known as Twitter) that when he toured Pakistan with the Indian team for the first time in 2003-04, he received a lot of love from the fans. However, there would be some bad experiences as well. But, the Indian team did not cry about these untoward incidents and put all their focus on winning games for India.

“I m still saying it happens. There were many good fans who chanted Balaji Zara dheere chalo with love before this trip. But this incident happened too. we moved on and focused on winning rather than crying abt it,” Irfan wrote on X.

Irfan shared the story along with a picture of him showing umpire Simon Taufel a mark on his face after being hit by an object while playing an ODI vs Pakistan in Pakistan.