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Champions Trophy 2017: Mohammed Shami loses cool over ‘Baap Kaun Hai’ taunts

India suffered a heavy loss to Pakistan in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 and when the Indian team were heading back to the pavilion, a Pakistani fan taunted Mohammed Shami with chants of ‘baap kaun hai’ (Who is your father) which led to the player almost confronting the fan.

icc champions trophy 2017 Updated: Jun 20, 2017 11:28 IST
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Hindustan Times
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Pakistan thrashed India by 180 runs in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 and many Pakistani fans mocked the Indian players with chants of ‘Baap kaun hai’ (Who is your father) after the win.(AP)

Pakistan created history as they defeated India by 180 runs to win their maiden ICC Champions Trophy and complete the treble of major ICC tournaments. This was Pakistan’s first win over India in an ICC event since 2009 and it was also a record margin of victory in ICC events in the final.

Following the result, there was despair and joy in India and Pakistan. The Pakistani fans had a field day on social media, celebrating the result but indulging in plenty of mocking and vitriol. One such incident has come to light during the final.

A video has emerged on Twitter where the Indian team is heading back into the pavilion after losing the match and the Pakistani fans are mocking them. One fan, in particular, shouted ‘Baap Kaun Hai’ (Who is your father) to Mohammed Shami when he passed by. Hearing this, Shami stopped and turned back as he looked to confront the fan. However, MS Dhoni stepped in and diffused a potentially ugly situation.

Trouble before final

The ‘Baap Kaun hai’ comment was already trending before the start of the final between India and Pakistan. Several celebrities like former India cricketer and current commentator Virender Sehwag as well as Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor had mocked Pakistan’s poor record in ICC events against India and had used the father analogy to put their point through. This led to several Indian fans going after Pakistan on the occasion of Father’s Day, on the day the match was played.

The reaction of fans from both sides has already soured a joyous occasion. Before the start of the tournament, Pakistan were ranked No.8 and were not considered to be serious contenders for the title. However, after losing to India in the first game by a big margin, Pakistan engineered a spectacular turnaround that saw them win their next five matches to win the title.

First Published: Jun 20, 2017 11:27 IST