Day 15 of T20I World Cup 2021
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Twitter battle turns ugly between Harbhajan Singh and Mohammad Amir!
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The social media fallout of Pakistan’s 10-wicket win over India in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup continued Tuesday when former international cricketers from either side of the border, Harbhajan Singh and Mohammad Amir, engaged in Twitter banter that devolved into a war of words.
Amir had first tagged Harbhajan in a tweet Monday. In apparent reference to the banter Harbhajan and former Pakistani pacer Shoaib Akhtar engaged in over the weekend, Amir expressed hope that Harbhajan had not broken his television as it is “just a game of cricket”.
What started with some light-hearted digs escalated into an ugly row on social media between Indian spin great Harbhajan Singh and former Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir. The duo sparred on Twitter late on Tuesday and in the early hours of Wednesday, just a couple of days after Pakistan's win over India in their opening game of the 2021 T20 World Cup
The feud started with Harbhajan responding to a tweet by Amir from October 25, where the latter had made fun of the former over Pakistan's 10-wicket win over India.
Former India spinner Harbhajan Singh and Pakistan pace bowler Mohammad Amir have been involved in a war of words on social media ever since Virat Kohli's side suffered a 10-wicket loss at the hands of the Babar Azam-led team on 24 October.
In a series of eight tweets between the two, Harbhajan reminded Amir about the spot-fixing scandal in England in 2010, which resulted in three Pakistan cricketers -- Amir, Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt -- being banned by ICC for 5 years from all forms of cricket.
It all started with Amir taking a swipe at Harbhajan, following Pakistan's 10-wicket win, tweeting, "Harbhajan Paa ji ne TV to nai toda apna? (Did Harbhajan break his TV?)"
In response, Harbhajan shared a video from the 2010 Asia Cup, where he had hit the winning runs for India against Pakistan off the bowling of Amir.
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Harbhajan Singh calls Mohammed Amir a fixer!
Amir too took a few digs at Harbhajan and asked the Indian "how about your illegal bowling action" in a tweet.
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Holding invites India's choice to take knee
Michael Holding, for all intents and purposes one of the essences of worldwide Black Lives Matter (BLM) development, has invited the Indian group's choice to take a knee before the beginning of their first game in the Twenty20 World Cup in Dubai on Sunday (October 24). "Happy to see (that)," the quick bowling legend from the West Indies told Cricbuzz on Monday (October 25). The whole Indian group took the knee before the principal ball in their game against Pakistan was bowled. The Pakistan group too communicated fortitude with the development, yet in an unexpected way.
"A few group informed to say that India took the knee and Pakistan put their hands on their souls which obviously is the thing that they've done reliably as of late," Holding, whose discourse on the BLM development last year during a Test in England has come to being recognized as one of the most provocative talks on the matter, further said. Holding, a self-admitted pundit of the Twenty20 arrangement, didn't watch the match yet said he checked with the Indian group.
"You're correct I didn't see it (the game). I was happy to hear and really informed Ravi (Shastri, India mentor) to affirm what occurred," the 67-year-old Jamaican said. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) considered it an 'hostile to bigotry motion' without referencing BLM while the International Cricket Council (ICC) said it was ready to offer help to the people who needed to say something against prejudice. "It is something we are extremely steady of and offered the capacity to do it to each group during the occasion should they wish," an ICC source said.
History was prearranged in Dubai on October 24 as Pakistan crushed India for the absolute first time in a World Cup match. The two groups were launching their T20 World Cup 2021 mission with this game and some quality cricket was in plain view. While the Men in Blue set up an estimable battle, the Pakistan side ended up being excessively useful for them eventually. It must be noticed that players of the two groups communicated fortitude with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) on top of things. While the Indian group followed the custom and took a knee to show their help, Pakistan group communicated fortitude by putting their hands on their souls.
The tokens of the two groups were praised by many. Previous West Indies pacer and reporter Michael Holding was additionally satisfied with the scenes in the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Holding, who has been one of the unmistakable essences of the worldwide BLM development, invited the two groups' choices and said that he was happy to see such things occurring. Talking about how the high-voltage Indo-Pak game worked out, Pakistan obviously welcomed India to bat in the wake of winning the throw at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
While Shaheen Afridi was Pakistan's stand-apart entertainer with the ball, Kohli pummeled a battling 50 years as India posted 151/7. Pakistan's pursuit couldn't have been smoother as captain Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan batted extraordinarily on a difficult track. The team added 152 runs for the primary wicket, agreeing with their position to a 10-wicket win. For the unversed, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has considered the demonstration an 'against bigotry motion' without referencing BLM. Simultaneously, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said it was available to offering backing to the people who need to say something against prejudice.
Teams at the T20 World Cup have been taking the knee after the International Cricket Council (ICC) offered them the opportunity to show their support against racism and discrimination. The ICC didn’t issue a directive in this regard, leaving it to respective cricket boards/team management instead to decide.