World Cup 2019: Nasser Hussain’s tweet unites India, Pakistan fans, here’s why
After suffering two straight defeats, the hosts England have found themselves in a worrisome position in the ongoing World Cup. They will face off against India on Sunday.Updated: Jun 27, 2019 17:50 IST
India and Pakistan enjoy a fairly intense cricket rivalry on the field. But former England captain Nasser Hussain managed to find a common ground between the fans when he asked a witty question to Pakistan fans on Twitter on on Thursday. With India set to face off against the hosts England on Sunday, the 51-year-old tweeted asked Pakistan fans who would they be supporting when the two teams take on each other in the crucial contest. “Question to all Pakistan fans .. England vs INDIA .. Sunday .. who you supporting?” Hussain asked.
Question to all Pakistan fans .. England vs INDIA .. Sunday .. who you supporting ? 😉— Nasser Hussain (@nassercricket) June 26, 2019
In reply, cricket enthusiasts from Pakistan were quick to offer support to India:
We support England’s defeat 😛— Siasat.pk (@siasatpk) June 26, 2019
I don’t know. All I am saying is that Allama Iqbal wrote Saare Jahaan Se Acha Hindustan Humara. https://t.co/1vreHH5CuU— Rana Talha Asfar 🇵🇰 (@RTAluvzAfridi) June 26, 2019
Is that even a question? pic.twitter.com/CenAXF1A47— zaki zaidi (@zakiistan) June 26, 2019
Despite suffering three defeats in first five games, Pakistan have managed to find themselves in the race for semifinal after winning their previous two encounters against South Africa and New Zealand.
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England, on the other hand, had won four out of their first five games, but defeat in the previous two against Sri Lanka and Australia has added pressure on them, with the side needing to win their next two games against India (Sunday) and New Zealand (July 3).
First Published: Jun 27, 2019 14:27 IST