Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed has expressed his thoughts on Indian media's coverage of him singing “Mauka Mauka” after clinching the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy. Under the leadership of Sarfraz, Pakistan had thrashed India by 180 runs in the final of last year’s Champions Trophy at The Oval.
It was Pakistan’s rare victory in the ICC events against the arch-rivals India. They have lost all their 5 World Cup games and 6 ICC World Twenty20 matches against India thus far. However, they are leading in the Champions Trophy by 3-2.
Speaking to SAMAA TV on Monday (April 9), Sarfraz said: "The way they created the sensation out of me singing Mauka Mauka was hilarious. I was tagged everywhere with that clip of the bulletin in which their anchors were slamming me for singing that song."
The Pakistan captain further went on to say that he had sung the song after the request of hundreds of supporters who had gathered outside his home following their Champions Trophy triumph.
"You've been targeting us with this song for so many years--so what if I sung it only one time?" he added while referring to the Indian media.
It is worth mentioning here that Indian broadcaster – Star Sports had come up with the “Mauka Mauka” advertisement during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, wherein they were mocking Pakistan’s abysmal record against India in World Cups.
During the interview, Sarfraz was also asked whether he knows or has met Virat Kohli's wife Anushka Sharma yet. The Pakistani captain retorted it saying that she should know about him rather than other way round.
"She must know who I am. But we have never met nor have I ever spoken to her," he remarked.
Sarfraz concluded by talking about the infamous ball-tampering scandal that rocked the entire cricketing fraternity last month. Cricket Australia had banned Steve Smith and David Warner for one-year after they were found guilty for their involvement in the disgraceful ball-tampering saga, while Cameron Bancroft was handed a 9-month suspension.
"They're not playing club cricket. Everyone knows there are 24 cameras installed there and everything is visible," Sarfraz Ahmed concluded.