Rishi Kapoor tries to extend olive branch with tweet but irks Pakistan cricket fans
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Rishi Kapoor tries to extend olive branch with tweet but irks Pakistan cricket fans

Actor Rishi Kapoor had tweeted “may the best team win” the ICC Champions Trophy, but his latest tweet is a plea to Pakistan to end terrorism, even if it means India lose the finals.

bollywood Updated: Jun 16, 2017 16:37 IST
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RIshi Kapoor is seemingly miffed with the negative sentiment of Pakistan cricket fans on his tweets, and raised the white flag with a message to end terrorism.(Hindustan Times)

Rishi Kapoor is not only an actor par excellence, but even a better commentator and critic. Those of you who are wondering what this is about, you need to :
A) Follow him on Twitter
B) Go through the comments people leave on his tweets

The actor, who never shies away from voicing his opinions, is at his vocal best once again. To establish context, on Wednesday night, after Pakistan won the semi-finals against England, Kapoor had tweeted a note of congratulations, with a hope to “blue them away” in the finals. The actor, like all blue-bleeding fans of Indian cricket, is hopeful that India will win the match against Bangladesh today, and take on Pakistan in the finals.

While this tweet found some Twitter users to respond in a positive light, there were others who wouldn’t take it lying down. Finally Kapoor, seemingly fed up, decided to raise the white flag and tweeted this message:

It took no time for the tweet to take the form of a group debate, with people jumping in from both sides. Pakistan cricket fans left no opportunity to talk trash to the veteran actor.

In the middle of all of this, there were others who tried to act wise and mature — a fresh sight for those familiar with online trolling.

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First Published: Jun 15, 2017 13:00 IST