Amid the thrill across the India-Pakistan clash within the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, the rousing welcome for the Pakistani cricket team in Ahmedabad has stirred controversy as the welcome given to the cricket team of the hostile neighbour doesn’t appear to impress the netizens who termed it cringe and pointless.
As quickly as the video pertaining to the welcome of the Pakistani cricket team surfaced by which the gamers of the Pakistan team might be seen being welcomed by a bunch of dancing ladies whereas others showering on flowers and balloons had been all around the ground, a quantity of social media customers objected to the rousing welcome given to the Babar Azam led facet.
A person on the social media platform X whereas posting a compiling video of Bharatiya troopers coffins and 26/11 Mumbai assault together with the glimpses of welcome given to the Pakistan cricket team, wrote, ” Our courageous Jawans sacrificed their lives for Bharat mata, actually they don’t deserve this
The matter additional irked just a few notable customers on X, who additionally expressed their disappointment over the conduct. Calling out the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), creator and historian Vikram Sampat, in a tweet, mentioned, ” In full solidarity with our defence forces and courageous martyrs, I refuse to look at any of these matches, particularly with Pakistan. Not that it issues even one bit to BCCI or its money spree, however each drop counts, and in contrast to them, a minimum of my patriotic conscience is obvious.”
In full solidarity with our defence forces & courageous martyrs, I refuse to look at any of these matches, particularly with Pakistan . Not that it issues even one bit to @BCCI or it is cash-spree, however each drop counts & not like them, atleast my patriotic conscience is obvious. https://t.co/sZrZL0EfNv
— Dr. Vikram Sampath, FRHistS (@vikramsampath) October 12, 2023
Another well-liked person on the platform, Sinha wrote that ” Just just a few weeks in the past Pakistani terrorists killed our three troopers and have killed hundreds of troopers, civilians until date. They at all times dream to interrupt India into items and we’re giving Pakistani cricketers a grand welcome?
Just just a few weeks in the past Pakistani terrorists kiIIed our three troopers & have kiIIed hundreds of soldiers-civilians until date, at all times dream to interrupt India into items & we’re giving Pakistani cricketers a grand welcome? Garba, Aarti n all, that too in Gujarat?
— Mr Sinha (@MrSinha_) October 12, 2023
Meanwhile terming the incident as a disrespect proven in the direction of the troopers, Swami Chakrapani in a video message mentioned that the way in which BCCI has welcomed the Pakistani cricketers is an insult to the martyrs. The complete act is condemnable and the federal government ought to take cognizance into the matter.
“पाकिस्तानियों के स्वागत में फूल बरसाना सैनिकों का अपमान है”
— Information24 (@information24tvchannel) October 12, 2023
It is value mentioning right here that in response to the media accounts, the organisers of the marquee event have additionally deliberate a particular occasion the place the Bollywood stars are set to carry out earlier than the graduation of the match. Notably, no such occasion has been held earlier than some other match of the event, and the BCCI didn’t also have a conventional opening ceremony ahead of the marquee event.
It is to be famous that India and Pakistan share a hostile relationship that has additionally contributed to the prohibition of any bilateral sequence between the 2 nations. The two groups solely face one another within the tournaments organised by the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) and ICC.