Pakistani lawyer Abdul Jalil Marwat has filed a petition in the Singh High Court in Pakistan against various Pakistani cricketers. Shoaib Malik, Wahab Riaz, Imam-ul-Haq and captain Sarfaraz Ahmed are named in the petition for smoking sheesha (hookah) on the eve of the match against India in the ongoing Cricket World Cup. The Pakistani team lost to India and many blamed the party on the prior evening on the poor performance.
#Pakistaniteam smoking sheesha and eating pizza burger one night before the match at curry mile wilmslow road while #Indians were making strategies to win! #indiavspak #Pakistan #CWC2019 #shoaib #wahab #imam pic.twitter.com/9ycx09cMVC
— Malik Haseeb Awan (@malikhaseebAw) June 17, 2019
The petitioner has claimed that the act of smoking sheesha contributed to the team’s poor performance. Indian tennis player Sania Mirza is also named in the petition. She is Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik’s wife and was also present at the sheesha party.
The petitioner who refers to himself as ‘the most dedicated fan of cricket in Pakistan’ stated how Malik scored zero runs, Imam-ul-Haq scored seven and Riaz only took one wicket against the crucial match against India.