Every time India and Pakistan come face to face to play a cricket match, the Internet goes on an overdrive posting memes and making jibes on the opposite teams. Now, after Pakistan’s epic victory against England on June 14 in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, which might now see the team playing against India (once again!) on June 18 in the final, people have already began cracking jokes on Twitter. But amidst all this, India and Pakistan united in lending their support to Pakistan’s captain Sarfraz Ahmed — an incident that was nothing less than heartwarming.
After a website carried an article making fun of Ahmed’s English on Facebook, many Indians came together to respect the cricketer, because “English doesn’t define intelligence”, as one Facebook user rightfully commented on the post. In what seemed like a welcome shift from the vehement trolling that goes on on social media sites, this was a clear indication that humanity after all, transcends borders and barriers. The website must have taken down the Facebook post, but a Twitter user who goes by the handle name @iPakistaniLAD had already taken screenshots and shared it on the micro-blogging site with the caption “An Indian Page tried to Troll Sarfaraz for his English but the way Indians responded to this in Comment Section”.
This is the tweet.
An Indian Page tried to Troll Sarfaraz for his English but the way Indians responded to this in Comment Section 👏👏 pic.twitter.com/Ve7UK351NI
— Ahsan. 🇵🇰 (@iPakistaniLAD) June 13, 2017
This article was in response to a video grab on YouTube, that shows Ahmed asking at a post-match press conference “Sab English ke hai kya? (Are they all from English channels?)”
Here are the screenshots of the Facebook comments.
Here are some of the reactions the tweet garnered thereafter.
We always wish for Indian victory if we are not the opposite eleven. Stay blessed.
— Tariq Sohail (@DrTariqsohail) June 14, 2017
Feel great hear something new…. respect buddy…
— Neeraj Foujdar (@foujdar2013) June 14, 2017
I am indian & i like pakistan cricket team…
— Pelu (@Pelu41849961) June 13, 2017