Fans of India and Pakistan are urged by Wasim Akram to refrain from damaging trolling. – ‘Jalti pe tel dalna, tweet pe tweet karna, just don’t do it’. Wasim Akram has encouraged his Indian and Pakistani supporters to refrain from negative trolling on social media.
On Sunday, November 13, at the MCG, after Pakistan’s five-wicket loss to England in the T20 World Cup 2022 championship match, speed legend Wasim Akram voiced his displeasure at the latest social media altercation involving Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammed Shami.
Wasim has asked cricket fans in India and Pakistan to maintain their composure rather than rubbing salt in each other’s wounds whenever they lose significant matches like these.
Wasim Akram said – We should stay neutral
“We should stay neutral. Indians are patriotic about their their country, and I’m fine with that, we are patriotic about our country. But instead of that, jalti pe tel daalna, tweet pe tweet karna, just don’t do it man,”Akram said.
In the meantime, former captain Misbah-ul-Haq, who was also a panelist, agree with the 1992 World Cup champion and state that Indian and Pakistani cricket fans should respect each other’s viewpoints and refrain from engaging in such behavior only to garner a few likes.
“You shouldn’t do this just for the sake of few ‘Likes’. Cricketers, whether from India or Pakistan or any other country, we are all a family. So we should respect each other and give our opinions respectfully. We also have a certain responsibility,”He said.
Shoaib Akhtar just so happened to post a few crushed heart emoticons on his official Twitter account following Pakistan’s defeat. Mohammed Shami, a veteran pacer for India, approached shortly after and wrote, “Hello brother, it’s call karma.” The same sorrowful emoticons were later posted by Shami as well.
However, Shoaib did not hesitate to return it. In response, Shami tweeted, “And this what you call sensible tweet..” He then shared a video of veteran broadcaster Harsha Bhogle complimenting the Pakistani bowlers for their tenacity in defending a low total of 137 in a World Cup final.