Batsman Imam-ul-Haq apologised for his rude behaviour towards Shane Watson on Sunday night at the final of Pakistan Super League season four.
It all started when Ahmed Shehzad took a single while chasing 139 runs against Peshawar Zalmi and Watson got easily run out by a direct hit. Imam pointed the former australian batsman to the dressing room on his way out.
After the incident, the fans bashed Imam on social media for his disrespectful gesture towards the foreign cricketer.
Imam ul haq’s behaviour with senior player Watson was pathetic. He is our honourable guest. After a very long time international cricketers are coming to Pakistan. We should welcome and thankful to these players. PCB should take notice of this bad taste. pic.twitter.com/UynLm6xYpR
— Imran Khan (@ImranRiazKhan) March 17, 2019
I like Imam ul haq But this behaviour isn’t acceptable,Don’t know what he said to him but the way he was talking & pointing his fingers thats ridiculous
He came all the way to Pak to play PSL,this is not the way to treat guests !! #PZVQG #PSLFinal pic.twitter.com/uEZX4YyLB5
— Hania Tariq 🇵🇰 (@HaniaChoudhry) March 17, 2019
I am sorry @ShaneRWatson33 on behalf of crass Imam ul Haq. We are really disappointed that he couldn’t learn ethics and respect for our guests and senior players. We all love you. Cheers Sir!!
— Umar🌈 (@JaunSnow4) March 17, 2019
Imam ul Haq should be fined for the inappropriate send off to Watson#PZvQG
— NawabzadaDanyal ® (@Nawabzadadanyal) March 17, 2019
Later Imam took to Twitter to apologize for yesterday’s behaviour, “Yesterday’s incident happened in the heat of the moment. My reaction to Watson’s inappropriate abusive comments was avoidable, for which I apologise. It was a good match and a great HBL PSL 2019, let’s enjoy its success. Congrats to Gladiators and Watson for the trophy and awards,” he wrote on his Twitter handle
Yesterday’s incident happened in the heat of the moment. My reaction to Watson’s inappropriate abusive comments was avoidable, for which I apologise. It was a good match and a great HBL PSL 2019, let’s enjoy its success. Congrats to Gladiators and Watson for the trophy and awards
— Imam Ul Haq (@ImamUlHaq12) March 18, 2019