Netizens from India are spreading hostility and aggression using the hashtag #ban_pak_cricket.
The much-anticipated sports event, ICC T-20 World Cup has kicked off today in Oman.
But now we wonder what could have been the outcome if the games were to be played on Indian soil as the hatred its citizens are showcasing on social media.
It’s a known fact that with the enormous amount of money involved in cricket, the game has become a crassly commercial money-spinner.
With the mainstream media involved, it has got a dark side as well, with instances of online trolls and abuse involved as Indians mix politics and religion with sports.
Check out the following tweets from Indians:
हमारे देश के कुछ लोग क्रिकेट, कला और संगीत के नाम पर पाकिस्तान के साथ हमदर्दी का दम भरते हैं । क्या इस दोहरी मानसिकता के साथ पाकिस्तान से लड़ा जा सकता है ?— Shubhankar Mishra (@shubhankrmishra) October 17, 2021
सुनिए @NirmalSinghBJP जम्मू-कश्मीर के पूर्व डिप्टी-सीएम की प्रतिक्रिया। #ban_pak_cricket #IndvsPak pic.twitter.com/eSm2hUR1ZW
While the Tweets being shared along with the hashtag #ban_pak_cricket is quite commendable and does not qualify to to be included in this story, as Indian target Pakistani cricketers.
Ahead of every significant India-Pakistan clash, Indian sports channel ‘Star Sports’ has come up with a tradition to produce a TVC targeting the rivalry between the two nations.
Yet again the Muka Muka return to the channel, this time targeting T20WC significant India-Pakistan clash.
Naya #MaukaMauka, naya offer – #Buy1Break1Free! 😉— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) October 13, 2021
Are you ready to #LiveTheGame in #INDvPAK?
ICC Men's #T20WorldCup 2021 | Oct 24 | Broadcast starts: 7 PM, Match starts: 7:30 PM | Star Sports & Disney+Hotstar pic.twitter.com/MNsOql9cjO
Wah @shubhankrmishra @TheSamirAbbas!— Mohammed Zubair (@zoo_bear) October 17, 2021
While you both at @TV9Bharatvarsh were discussing about Pakistan Cricket Ban with your panelists and running a hashtag #ban_pak_cricket for TRP, Your channel was busy minting money by promoting #IndiaPakistanMatch https://t.co/ZZwBLCqYij pic.twitter.com/x6LFMh4VRf
Dear Indians while spinning venom on social media you have forgotten that you are the host country of this international event.
We can only hope that someone sane from ICC or the Indian cricket board takes notice of this hate-mongering trend.
India will play against Pakistan on 24 October in the men’s 2021 T20 World Cup.