Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Najam Sethi has claimed that he was manhandled by a small group of PTI (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf) supporters at The Oval post India vs Pakistan Champions Trophy 2017 final match.
“I was manhandled pushed and shoved by a small group of PTI supporters. Police pulled me to safety. Overwhelming love and affection though,” Sethi tweeted.
One of the Twitter user wrote, “I just heard that Najam Sethi was physically attacked by a bunch of youthful supporters of PTI. He had to seek police protection. Horrible.” Also Read- ICC Champions Trophy: Played like we had nothing to lose, Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed
However, there were contrasting reports as well. Murtaza Ali Shah, GEO News correspondent took to Twitter and wrote, “no truth. Usual suspects raised political slogans but majority of the crowd didn’t let the haters spoil Pakistan’s victory celebrations.”
In the final of Champions Trophy Pakistan defeated India by 180 runs to clinch their maiden title. Batting first, Pakistan posted 338 runs and then bundled out India for just 158 runs in 33.3 overs.
Fakhar Zaman, who scored a century, was adjudged man of the match while Hassan Ali for his 13 wickets in the tournament walked away with player of the series award.