While the whole country was disheartened by the defeat of Indian Cricket team in ICC Champions Trophy by Pakistan, few people (separatists) hail the Pakistan’s victory in the valley.
Kashmiri separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq took twitter to express his joy at the splendid victory of Pakistan in Champions Trophy. He used his twitter handle to congratulate Pakistan’s team on their victory and tweeted “Fireworks all around, feels like an early Eid here. Better team took the day. Congratulations team #Pakistan.” On which Former Indian cricket team opener Gautam Gambhir, who is also known for his nationalism, decided to take jibe on the separatist leader. He (Gautam Gambhir) through his tweet asked Mirwaiz Umar Farooq to go to Pakistan if he wants to celebrate their (Pakistan) victory.
As we were finishing taraweeh,could hear the fire crackers bursting, well played team #Paksitan. Best of luck for the finals!— Mirwaiz Umar Farooq (@MirwaizKashmir) June 14, 2017
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.
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.’
Fireworks all around, feels like an early Eid here. Better team took the day. Congratulations team #Pakistan— Mirwaiz Umar Farooq (@MirwaizKashmir) June 18, 2017
Where few fans of the Indian cricket team expressed their disappointment with the defeat out on the streets and by breaking their TV sets, few, stood by Team India in their defeat and wished them luck for the next time.
By giving splendid performance in the final match of ICC Champions Trophy, Pakistan claimed the ICC champions trophy. Pakistan really played well and made a great comeback.
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
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.