New Delhi: Cricket fans from India and Pakistan joined hands to hit out at an Australian journalist, who posted a deplorable tweet about the Men in Blue ahead of the opening game of Independence Cup.
Dennis Freedman, an Australian journalist, took to Twitter ahead of the match to post a photograph of the Men in Blue – who swept the stands at the Eden Gardens as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan on Gandhi Jayanti last year.
But Freedman invited trouble for himself with his caption that read, “Sweepers clean the stadium in readiness for the World XI match.” The tweet caused a huge outrage among Indian, as well as Pakistani fans, who slammed Freedman for his tasteless post. The reactions clearly show that Kohli has a huge fan following not only in India, but even in Pakistan.
Despite the political tensions between the two countries, the camarederie between cricketers from both countries is a delight to watch for the fans. Fans in Pakistan have also expressed disappointment with the absence of Indian cricketers from the ongoing Independence Cup.