Roger Federer has apologized to both Pakistan and Indian fans after being caught up in the bitter rivalry between Indian and Pakistani cricket fans. The controversy started after the Swiss star was pictured holding the blue shirt of the defending World Cup champions India.
“It was a Nike campaign they had because I met some of the Indian players and I had just spent some time in India so they presented the shirt to me.’, said Federer.
“I support South Africa, and everybody knows that. The idea wasn’t to spark any fire and I’m sorry if it did that’, he added.
Meanwhile a petition has been filled in the Lahore High Court (LHC), against Pakistan Cricket Teams poor performance. The petitioner Advocate Rizwan Gul has questioned the team’s dismal performance in the World Cup and has nominated Prime Minster Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shahryar Ahmed Khan and Pakistan Cricket Boards board member Najam Sethi as respondents in the case.
The two losses in the opening two matches for Pakistan have also prompted the team management to put a gag on all media interactions a source in the team said. The team’s practice session was also cancelled instead a bonding session was arranged.
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