Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Najam Sethi complained of being manhandled and shoved after the match between India and Pakistan ended at the Oval to draw curtains on the ICC Champions Trophy. He said he was there was a physical altercation with a small group of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) supporters. Pakistan won their first Champions Trophy title by breaking their jinx against India with a comprehensive 180 run win.
“I was manhandled pushed and shoved by a small group of PTI supporters. Police pulled me to safety. Overwhelming love and affection though,” Sethi wrote in his first tweet. “Several journalists & eyewitnesses confirm a group chanting pro-PTI slogans was involvd in manhandling @najamsethi outside Oval #PakVsIndia (sic),” said Murtaza Ali Shah, a London-based reporter for multiple Pakistan news outlets. To this Sethi replied, “That is correct.”
Another popular Twitter user Farhan K Virk tried to dispel this claim by sharing a video of Sethi walking outside the gates of The Oval while being heavily surrounded by Pakistan fans. In the caption he wrote, “No one even touched Najam Sethi but he’s claiming he was attacked beaten and hustled. See the video & judge yourself”.
Pakistan with the win added the Champions Trophy to their previous ICC trophies in 1992 World Cup and 2009 World T20.