#WalkOutFromPakMatch is trending on Twitter; here’s why

Tweeple urged Virat Kohli and team to boycott the scheduled match in the ICC Champions Trophy and stand with Indian Army.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 3, 2017 11:22 pm
Activists of right-wing group Hindu Sena shout slogans demanding cancellation of the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy cricket match between India and Pakistan during a protest in New Delhi. (Source: AP)

There has been a lot of buzz as India is all set to face Pakistan in the Champions Trophy on Sunday (June 4). However, hours before the two teams face each other, it seems a section of the Indian Twitterati has been urging captain Virat Kohli and the team to boycott the match. A number of people took to the micro-blogging site to state how they felt that the Men in Blue should walk out of the game because of the ongoing tensions at the border and the players should stand in support of the army. #WalkOutFromPakMatch became the top trend on Twitter on Saturday evening as Tweeple asked the sportsmen to put ‘nation first’.

No bilateral series has been organised between the two nations since 2013. The two neighbours have only clashed in international events. Pakistani players were also left out of IPL teams since 2009, following the Mumbai attack.

Many highlighted the series of ceasefire violations in the past few days along with the incidents of mutilation of bodies of Indian soldiers. However, there were a few who argued that boycotting a cricket match wouldn’t resolve the tension between the two neighbouring nations.

Here’s what Tweeple had to say before the match.

On many occasions, many Indian cricketers from Virender Sehwag to Gautam Gambhir have come forward and extended their support to our jawans. But the question now is, will all this pre-match buzz impact on the match?

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    Bhayannak Bhangii
    Jun 4, 2017 at 12:07 pm
    Yeah sirff ek cricket match nahii parr ekk jungg haii Ramjaado aur Haramjaado kaeyy beech. Yeah match bataiyyagaa kii kiskii maeyy jyaddaa dumm haii Ram kii maeyy yaa Allah kii maeyy. Parr Edgbaston maeyy baarishh kii tagdii chances haii so, it wont be a surprise if the match is washed out.
    1. A
      Jun 4, 2017 at 2:54 pm
      Jang sirf ye match kyu. Baqi match ku nhi. India ki ijjat sirf ICC ke 2 point ke barabar hai. Agar India me koi ijjat hai to ye match bhi boycott hona chahiye. Otherwise saare match khelna chahiye chahe ICC ho ya bilateral.
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      Hemant Kumar
      Jun 4, 2017 at 11:00 am
      Boycott cricket altogether
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        l s
        Jun 4, 2017 at 9:51 am
        Joining anti-nationals and terrorist nations citizens in the name of sport is nothing but plain betrayal of the nation. As the govt cannot speak with the anti-nationals and enemies of India , so too the Indian people cannot play with them. Plain enough. Nothing, even sporting events to take place till anti-national activities stop. One cannot come to the pitch with a bat in one hand and a rifle in the other.
        1. J
          Jun 4, 2017 at 9:39 am
          Lets keep sports save from politics , dont demolish fee of billions.
          1. A
            Jun 4, 2017 at 8:32 am
            I agree. Either dont play at all or play without any conditions. If it is a matter of principle of self respect for India and Indian army that no cricket is being pla then there is no justification in playing this match. Indian self respect cannot be worth two points of ICC. If it is worth two points, then unfortunately, Indian self respect is worth two pennies. BCCI or Indian govt will look like a fool to play in Champions trophy and then not play at other times. Game is a game whether an ICC match or a bilateral series. Stand up for Indian self respect if not playing shows that we are not olaying because of terrorism
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              l s
              Jun 4, 2017 at 7:28 am
              Shameless rich cricketeers. ? Playing cricket with the devils disiples. Armymen are being killed in kashmir every day, and here we find these spoilt rich sportsmen hugging and playing with stan players. Stop this tamasha and boycot each and every sportng event with this terrorist nation. Be warned, before trouble starts. Once again, BE WARNED.
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                Shashank Rawal
                Jun 4, 2017 at 6:47 am
                Any sport is an en y in itself. It should not be dragged into politics. How does boycotting a sports event help? International games invite likewise interest. Nations parti te, compete, not only to win appreciation, laurels, but to extend their solidarity towards international integration. Such events help spread peace, love and understanding. We are all different, yet connected. I think that is what matters.
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                  Wasim abbass
                  Jun 3, 2017 at 11:46 pm
                  Funny Indians.... all the time try to mess with my stan army and then start cry rest of the time. Try to live in real world but not in Bollywood mode. stan Zindabad.
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                    ramesh ahuja
                    Jun 4, 2017 at 11:04 am
                    First win matches against AFGHANISTAN and BALUCHISTAN, before playing with INDIA Regarding Pkstn army as per reports Whenever they see INDIAN ARMY , they remove pants and start cheee chee ,putting fingers at their back at ssssss hooooool, IS THIS ARMY or JOKERS,
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