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
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.
Congratulations Pakistan! You enter finals? Wow! Good to see you wearing our colour BLUE! Get ready to be BLUED now! We will BLUE you away!— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) June 14, 2017
We don't need to say anything more! Tradition of destroying the opposition,as has always been the case,will continue! Blues are invincible! pic.twitter.com/q2IBs3zSdw— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) June 15, 2017
PCB. Cricket team bhejna please.Earlier Hockey ya Kho Kho team bhejin thin. Kyon ki 18th June(Fathers Day) Baap khel raha tumhare saath lol!— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) June 15, 2017
Why do you people divert from the main contention. For me Cricket is huge. Talk on that,don't digress. I know and my country knows who I am! https://t.co/r5Aum2h22l— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) June 15, 2017
Ye sab tum sab ko pata chalega 18 ko. He who laughs, laughs the last. O sorry angrezi Hai,tum kya samjho! Idiots https://t.co/W2Mu25NT1o— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) June 15, 2017
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:
Achcha choddo yaar. Tum log Jeeton aur hazaaron Baar jeeton sirf Terrorism bandh kar do yaar. Mujhe haar manzoor hai. We want peace and love— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) June 15, 2017
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.
Acha choro. Apni army ko roti dou. Apni awaam ko toilets. Aur apni larkiyo ko rape sey bachao. Hame harr manzoor hai. We want peace & love.— صبا 👑 (@Saba_Sayss) June 15, 2017
'Drink driving' ke saath 'drink tweeting' pe bhi ban hona chahiye! I bet he's wasted hence such a tweet! Drink toun hath hola rakhya karo! 😐— M E R E E N (@MehreenTweets) June 15, 2017
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.
applause for your mature response pic.twitter.com/mtH075vme4— Soomiya (@soomiyak) June 14, 2017
Hi Rishi (my age mate) u were always my favorite & so were your pullovers of mid 70s but our blue is not your blue. It's more like traquise.— Sohail Parwaz (@penpricker) June 14, 2017
A simple heart felt congratulatory tweet should have been enough without sarcasm Hope the team who plays best win the final ! Love & peace— Biya_Rajput (@R_Y_Rajput) June 14, 2017
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First Published: Jun 15, 2017 13:00 IST