The historic #PakvAus series is yet to begin nevertheless, we’ve already had an unwanted incident when Ashton Agar received a “fake death threat”.
Ashton Agar Threatened
Media houses have confirmed that Ashton Agar’s wife on Instagram received a message which while targeting Australia’s left-arm spinner read, “Hey Madeleine, I hope you are well. This is a warning for your husband Ashton Agar if he comes for a tour against Pakistan. He won’t come alive. Long live TTP (Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan) and Taliban.”
“Your children will miss their father if he comes to Pakistan, our snipers will blow his head.”
Cricket Australia on the other hand while commenting on the matter said, “Cricket Australia is aware of a social media post, of which the nature and content have been investigated by the PCB, CA and combined Government security agencies.”
“There are extensive security plans in place for this type of social media activity, which, in this case, is not considered a risk. No further comment will be made at this time.”
The News International meanwhile reported that, “The security sources said that the Instagram account was being handled from India’s Gujarat state. Providing further details of the account, the well-informed sources said that the Gujarat-based Mridul Tiwari, who is working as an environmental, health and safety officer at the IMC Limited, has issued threatening messages to the cricketer’s family. His e-mail address is mridul.tiwari07.com, while his phone number is 00917060185885.”