Pakistani journalists allege that fake Indian accounts are behind online abuse against Hassan Ali. Ali missed a catch that proved to be a turning point in the match, partially causing Pakistan to lose. Angry Pakistani social media users vented their rage against Hasan Ali in the heat of the moment. Later, people came out in support and sent him messages of appreciation.
Several Indian verified Twitter accounts spread fake news at this point. One of the tweets stated that Hassan Ali was being targeted due to both his religious sect and because he married an Indian Muslim woman.
All over the world, Pakistan cricket fans celebrated the success of the Pakistan cricket team in the World Cup and hoped they continue to thrive in the future.