Champions Trophy: Indians take on trolls targetting Pak skipper Sarfraz Ahmed for his English
In rare and heartwarming show of cross-border camaraderie, Indians slam website trolling Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed for his English at a press conference during the Champions Trophy 2017
Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed en route his 79-ball 61 against Sri Lanka in the ICC Champions Trophy at Cardiff. Pic/AP/PTI
Pakistani cricketers aren't really known for their English speaking skills, but more for their talents on the field. And one just needs to search on YouTube to know that there are enough videos of Pakistani players speaking broken English.
So it's not uncommon that Pakistani cricketers are trolled for their English and that was the case again for Pakistani skipper Sarfraz Ahmed.
After his match-winning 61 against Sri Lanka that ensured they qualified for the semifinals of the ICC Champions Trophy, he came for his post-match conference. There he was caught on camera inquiring whether there were only English-speaking reporters, and as is usual, the clip was leaked online and went viral.
A website made fun of Ahmed's English on Facebook. Again what we expect. But what was unexpected was the response from Indians to Ahmed being made fun off.
Indians, who usually, never miss a chance to take a dig at Pakistani cricketers, showed enormous respect for the cricketer. In what was a welcome change from the usual trolling, these users showed some cross-border bonhomie. Most found it offensive and felt that taunting Ahmed for his English skills was in bad taste.
The website was forced to take down the Facebook post, but not before screenshots were taken.
An Indian Page tried to Troll Sarfaraz for his English but the way Indians responded to this in Comment SectionÂÂÂÂÂ pic.twitter.com/Ve7UK351NI— Ahsan. (@iPakistaniLAD) June 13, 2017
Well, all we can say is well played, guys.
And the gesture was appreciated on social media
Indian facebookiyas are not as braindead as their tweeps, interesting.— Ahmed (@azkhawaja1) June 13, 2017
Say MashaAllah— Ahsan. ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂµðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ° (@iPakistaniLAD) June 14, 2017
We always wish for Indian victory if we are not the opposite eleven. Stay blessed.— Tariq Sohail (@DrTariqsohail) June 14, 2017
@Saman_SG Proud to be an Indian!ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ They made fun of his English and He made fun of whole English team!ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ— áÂÂÂÂÂ¦PurnimaáÂÂÂÂÂ¦ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ®ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ³ (@PurnimaHK_SG) June 15, 2017
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