In a recent PSL match between Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators, Babar Azam, the captain of Peshawar Zalmi, was criticized by former New Zealand cricketer Simon Doull for slowing down his innings to reach his maiden PSL century. Despite Babar’s efforts, Peshawar Zalmi lost the match due to a record-breaking inning of 145 runs by Jason Roy, which is the highest individual score in PSL history.
However, following Doull’s comments, Babar’s fans expressed their disapproval, with some even resorting to harassment and threats against Doull. In one particularly disturbing incident, a fan used foul language and issued rape threats against Doull’s mother and sister. Doull was deeply hurt by the incident and shared a screenshot of the message on social media.
Doull explained that while he understands that not everyone will agree with his opinion, abusive language is never acceptable, and the threat against his mother was especially painful, as she had already passed away. The incident sparked outrage among cricket fans, and many came forward to condemn the behavior of the abusive fan.
In response to the incident, Doull wrote, “So sorry to have upset you Feroz. It’s just an opinion and I get paid for it. It’s okay if you don’t agree, but this language is never okay. And my mother has also passed.”