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Shoaib Malik Faces Flak For Referring to Mohammed Shami's Religion on Twitter

Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik has caused an uproar on twitter by referring to Indian paceman Mohammed Shami's religion. Malik, married to Indian tennis star Sania Mirza, seemed to have committed a faux pas as he stated Shami's religion while answering a question on who according to him was the best bowler in the Indian line-up.

Cricketnext Staff |May 27, 2017, 6:18 PM IST
Shoaib Malik Faces Flak For Referring to Mohammed Shami's Religion on Twitter

Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik has caused an uproar on twitter by referring to Indian paceman Mohammed Shami's religion. Malik, married to Indian tennis star Sania Mirza, seemed to have committed a faux pas as he stated Shami's religion while answering a question on who according to him was the best bowler in the Indian line-up.

Malik, while answering the question, mentioned Shami's name but also went on to say that he chose Shami 'not because he is a Muslim guy', but because he genuinely found it difficult to bat against the Indian paceman.

The former Pakistan captain, who has represented Pakistan in close to 250 one-day international matches has since faced a lot of flak and backlash on the social media, especially from Indian fans for unnecessarily dragging in Shami's religion into his answer.

The all-rounder is playing in his sixth Champions Trophy this year, the most by any Pakistani cricketer. India begin their campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan at Edgbaston on June 4.

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