Indian media thinks black magic by Pakistan eliminated India from the T20 World Cup 2022. India had lost to England in the semifinal, remaining wicket-less in the match.
India batting first had set the score of 168 runs for England to chase which they did without losing a wicket. Now Indian media besides bashing their team is also accusing Pakistan of doing Black Magic for the loss of India. A news report of an Indian channel making rounds on social media claims that while India won and lead its group in the T20 World Cup 2022, what happened suddenly that they lost the match against England.
If they can't qualify into the finals so why are they crying over Rizwan? What advantage will this give to India if rizwan prays or not ? They need to improve their bowling and batting instead of being a crybaby over personal issues.
— Ezaz Iftikhar (@ezaz_sayings) November 12, 2022
The news report went on to say that winning or losing is part of the game, however, the team got eliminated from the T20 World Cup due to the black magic done by Pakistan. It went on to say that Pakistan was nervous to play against India in the final of the T20 World Cup 2022; hence it resorted to black magic.
The Indian news report cited a tweet from the Pakistani social media influencer Sehar Shinwari who had said that she would cast black magic to help Pakistan qualify.
Cant wait to win tomorrow so rizwan can give a khutbah in the post match interview and I hope he mentions Allahs name after every sentence and explains how this all happened because of Allah. https://t.co/C3Hmw8xY63
— ᴢᴀʜʀᴀ (@zarixnvb) November 12, 2022
Several Indian channels are also targeting Pakistan players over religion. A full-fledged campaign is running against Muhammad Rizwan on Indian channels for delivering sermons in mosques.
The Indian anchor is purportedly accusing Pakistani players of promoting religious extremism in Pakistan cricket. Pakistani fans believe Indian media is promoting Islamophobia. The Indian news anchor criticized Muhammad Rizwan for delivering a sermon in a mosque. She said that Pakistani cricketers are focusing more on religion than on cricket.
Pakistani cricket fans are criticizing Indian media for demonizing and creating unnecessary propaganda against Pakistani players when they should focus on the performance of the Indian Cricket Team.