Former Pakistan pacer Wasim Akram turned 52 on Sunday and celebrated his birthday with his mates Ramiz Raza, Waqar Younis and famous Pakistani presenter Zainab Abbas during the second Test between Pakistan and England.
Akram, who picked up 414 Test wickets, was part of the Sky Sports broadcasting team and commentating on the second and final England vs Pakistan Test.
Despite a poor performance by Pakistani team, Wasim cut the cake. But the celebration turned into a criticism as his countrymen didn't like them for not fasting during the month of Ramadan. Social media users lashed out them for posting pictures too.
Waqar, who was also part of the celebration, took Twitter to ask for an apology from fans. "Apologise to everyone for cutting cake on Waseem Bhai’s birthday yesterday..We should have respected Ramadan and the people who were fasting ????????. It was a poor act on our behalf #SORRY (sic)," he wrote.
Here is how the fans criticized them:
Na Wasim Bhai kA roza— Hasnain Shah (@HasnainShah69) June 3, 2018
Na Waqar Bhai ka
Na Ramiz Bhai ka
Na Zainab Abbas ka
Team tu harni hi thi (ek dilbardashta fan ka rotey hue biyan)#PakVsEng @wasimakramlive @waqyounis99 @iramizraja @ZAbbasOfficial @Sikanderbakhts @aaliaaaliya pic.twitter.com/1HYszohRkP
When you drink/eat something and suddenly remember Mera to Roza tha ????????— Hamad Saheb (@hamadalisaheb) June 3, 2018
Very sad to see that no body having fast really shameful including our legends waseem akram waqar Younus ramiz hassan raja— Mahar Mohsin (@MaharMohsin16) June 3, 2018
What about giving people thebenefit of the doubt? And do you think insulting someone who isn't fasting will bring them any closer to Allah?— پاشا???????? (@Quaidista) June 3, 2018