After Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed gets trolled for his English, Indian Facebook users send love instead

"English doesn't define intelligence", wrote one Facebook user from India in support of Sarfraz Ahmed.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 15, 2017 7:11 pm
sarfraz ahmed english, pakistan english gets trolled, sarfraz ahmed english gets trolled, indians support pakistan, india pakistan match, india pakistan champions trophy 2017, india pakistan cricket match 2017, india pakistan champions league sarfaraz ahmed english trolled on Twitter, indian express, indian express news, trending,trending globally Sarfraz Ahmed garnered support from Indians after some on social media trolled him for his English. (Source: File Photo)

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”.

ALSO READ | England vs Pakistan: As Pakistan reach Champions Trophy final, fans gear up for Ind vs Pak again on Father’s day

This is the tweet.

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?)”

This is the video. 

Here are the screenshots of the Facebook comments.

(Source: @iPakistaniLAD/Twitter) (Source: @iPakistaniLAD/Twitter) (Source: @iPakistaniLAD/Twitter) (Source: @iPakistaniLAD/Twitter)

Here are some of the reactions the tweet garnered thereafter.

For all the latest Trending News, download Indian Express App

  1. Barjinder Randhawa
    Jun 19, 2017 at 12:29 am
    Long live India-Pak Peace! Congratulate the Pakistani cricket team for playing the best game! Don't nourish grudges! We are one! They are us! We are them! The credit is also due to the both of the teams, Kohli, Dhoni, Yuvraj, Sarfaraz, Amir who presented a spirit of true sportsmanship without showing a single instance of anger or warped prejudice, that used to be the case in India-Pak matches. This time it was different. Trollers criticize them for not knowing much, not knowing English, but these hardly undergraduate players are setting examples of remarkable sensitivity and true sportsmanship than the university educated scholars and teachers! Thank God the the sub-continent is changing. Although Facebook “trollers” do not
    1. P
      Jun 15, 2017 at 7:03 pm
      If it was me that the joker was making fun of I would have really cursed him out with choicest explitives in any language of his choice. I remember Kapil Dev did not know a word of English when he won the championship by beating West Indies in the finals. Did not take away hos greatness. He was not embarassed either. I don't think Sarfras was either. It also happens to be a habit of most people to slip into their native language when it is common to them. So I guess the interviewer was a Hindi speaking person.
      1. K
        Jun 15, 2017 at 1:16 pm
        It is better to hold the trophy in hand even if not able to respond to post-match queries, than be able to explain in chaste english why you lost.
        1. D
          Jun 15, 2017 at 12:37 pm
          “A language is a tool, Tool is not a human” what you are looking in or at is still?
          1. Z
            Jun 15, 2017 at 11:25 am
            sarfarz go to school and learn english , india mein gali gali mein baccha ko english aati ja sik ka aa . haaaa
            1. J
              Jai hind
              Jun 15, 2017 at 12:01 pm
              Most of the cricketers even in Indian team is recruited for his talent .. Many of our cricketers groomed and moulded their English to perfect by going to class after they start playing for the country .. Even Dhoni says that in his movie ..ashish nehra, Amit mishra ,Yousuf patan etc were few
              1. A
                Jun 16, 2017 at 1:39 am
                That's why we indians are suffering a huge job scarcity, bcz we know only english , nothing more than that, and full of people like u making fun of others.
              2. Load More Comments