Irfan Pathan appears to have developed a dislike for Pakistani fans after allegedly being called names while covering the 20-20 World Cup for Star Sports. The former India cricketer didn’t waste any time in settling scores with a Pakistani fan, and he used his Twitter handle for it once more.
Previously, the cricketer retaliated against former Pakistan Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif after he tweeted in the aftermath of India’s ten-wicket loss to England in the 20-20 World Cup 2022 semi-final. As Pakistan fans celebrated India’s defeat in the big tournament, he fired back at Sharif, citing the difference between the two nations in terms of sportsmanship.
Pathan has now made a sly remark about the country’s political turmoil in a cryptic tweet. Recently, former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan was shot in the foot while attempting to hold a march to Islamabad against the incumbent government. Although Irfan’s tweet remains unclear, it is assumed that he is targeting the entire Pakistan political establishment and the mess it has created.
“On SUNDAY our ex pm went out and came back Gracefully and safely. Padosiyo sunday esa Raha…” he wrote on Twitter. Meanwhile, he faced a lot of backlash, with some Pakistani fans resorting to personal insults.
Last month, Pakistan’s Prime Minister responded on Twitter, comparing India’s loss to Pakistan in the 20-20 World Cup 2021 to the semi-final loss. “So, this Sunday, it’s: 152/0 vs 170/0 #T20WorldCup,” he wrote.
The 152/0 was Pakistan’s score when they beat India in the 2021 T20 World Cup group stage match, while England scored 170/0 in the semi-final of the 2022 event to knock India out. Pathan had hit Sharif with an equally venomous tweet.
“Aap mein or hum mein fark yehi hai. Hum apni khushi se khush or aap dusre ke taklif se. Is liye khud ke mulk ko behtar karne pe dhyan nahi hai (This is the difference between you and us. We are happy with ourselves, you look for happiness when others are in trouble. That is why you are not concentrating on your country’s well-being),” he wrote.
Here’s how Twitter slammed Irfan Pathan
Political parties and ex pm’s have full safety and security in India but unfortunately there’s no safety for women and muslims.
— Mr bean (@thisbeann) December 5, 2022
Bhai tuje kagaz fir bi dikhane hai kitni bi loyalty dikha
— leomessi (@MirajazZaffar) December 5, 2022
He is coming back In Sha Allah Padosiyo apna khair manaao 😝 pic.twitter.com/EU1wGgwcLt
— Prince Khaista (@KR_Pak91) December 5, 2022
What about him ? Iski lash ghar pohanch gyi hai k nai ?
— Raحeel (@RaheelA29790277) December 5, 2022
Haan Haan bhai tu deshbakht hai bhai
Ab gracefully kagaz nikaal😂👍
— Arsal • (@iarsal18) December 5, 2022
Sunday Aisa bhi raha https://t.co/Q1Koa76H84
— Hasan khan (@khanhasan24) December 5, 2022
I used to respect you alot as a good cricketer but found you a real hypocrite and fake person,
— Hasnat Ahmed (@yazaanahmed) December 5, 2022
he will go to any lengths to prove his loyalty but will still remain a 3rd class citizen there. Alas!
— Abeera Ejaz (@BeeraJazz) December 5, 2022
"Muslims who are opposing Pakistan will spend rest of their lives proving their loyalty to India." -Jinnah said on a Sunday, in 1945. Man was a visionary.
— OSINT Insider (@OSINT_Insider) December 5, 2022
Bechara apny ap ko indian sabit krna to ha na pakistan kay khilaf bakwas kr k pic.twitter.com/YNvWHXaPoJ
— Awais Zia (@AwaisZia2407) December 5, 2022