Karachi: In a bizarre move, Pakistan and world’s premier leg-spinner Yasir Shah has earned the wrath of his country’s cricket board for being seen lip syncing to a Bollywood number with an unknown female in popular video service Tick Tok.
The PCB is set to introduce a series of ‘Code of Conducts’ after Yasir’s apparent transgression along with Umar Akmal’s night out in Dubai during the recent series against Australia which the team lost 0-5.
Yasir is believed to have told PCB that he was in a mall in Dubai, when a female fan “begged and insisted on taking the video for Tick Tok”.
The video went viral and earned the wrath of fans although PCB hasn’t specified whether it was lip syncing to an Indian song is being seen as an act of indiscipline.
A PCB official said that the board had reprimanded Yasir over his careless attitude while touring with the Pakistan team and warned him to be careful in future.
“The PCB is worried that some of the players don't realize the ramifications of misusing the social media be it twitter, whatsapp, facebook or any other network and Yasir was reminded how his carelessness can be used by anyone to bring a bad name to him,” the official said, without specifying what exactly is Yasir’s fault.
Pakistan's head coach Mickey Arthur said that Yasir had realised his mistake and felt bad himself over the video being uploaded by the female fan of Indian origin.
A PCB official said restrictions on use of social media in the World Cup is being included in the code for players.
“Under the new code of conduct, players will have to follow certain rules, regulations and restrictions as no breach of any clause will be tolerated by the board,” he said....