Kashmir separatist Mirwaiz hails Pak win, Gautam Gambhir says ‘cross the border’
Indian cricket team fans expressed their disappointment after Virat Kohli and Co’s defeat in the ICC Champions Trophy final against Pakistan Cricket team by breaking TV sets and burning posters in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur and Uttarkhand’s Haridwar .icc champions trophy 2017 Updated: Jun 19, 2017 12:44 IST
Former Indian cricket team opener Gautam Gambhir has suggested Kashmiri separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq to pack his bags and cross the border to go to Pakistan in a jibe taken after Farooq congratulated the Pakistan cricket team on their victory over Virat Kohli and Co. in the ICC Champions Trophy final held on Sunday. (IND vs PAK Highlights | Scorecard | Video highlights)
Gambhir tweeted, “A suggestion @MirwaizKashmir why don’t u cross the border? U will get better fireworks (Chinese?), Eid celebs there.I can help u wid packing.”
A suggestion @MirwaizKashmir why don't u cross the border? U will get better fireworks (Chinese?), Eid celebs there.I can help u wid packing— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) June 18, 2017
Farooq earlier tweeted, “Fireworks all around, feels like an early Eid here. Better team took the day. Congratulations team #Pakistan.”
Fireworks all around, feels like an early Eid here. Better team took the day. Congratulations team #Pakistan— Mirwaiz Umar Farooq (@MirwaizKashmir) June 18, 2017
Mirwaiz, a few days back , had cheered the Pakistan Cricket Team after their win over England in the first semifinal of the ICC Champions Trophy.
The chairman of Hurriyat Forum tweeted, “As we were finishing taraweeh, could hear the fire crackers bursting, well played team #Paksitan. Best of luck for the finals!”
This tweet of his earned the ire of many, including political leaders, who asked the media and the people to ignore the comments made by ‘anti-national elements like him.’
Meanwhile, fans of the Indian cricket team expressed their disappointment with the defeat out on the streets. In Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur and Uttarkhand’s Haridwar peopel broke their TV sets and protested after Pakistan’s win.
Pakistan came out with a splendid all-round performance on Sunday, defeating arch-rival India by 180 runs at The Oval to lift their maiden ICC Champions Trophy title.
Chasing a challenging total of 339 runs, India bowed down before the Pakistani bowlers and got all out for a mere 158 runs in 33.3 overs.
The only standout performance came from all-rounder Hardik Pandya who raised hopes through his brilliant innings of 76 off 43 balls after the team after they were reduced 72 for the loss of six wickets went in vain.
First Published: Jun 19, 2017 11:23 IST