Pakistani celebrities thrash former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan for his ‘grace’ tweet against Pakistan. Pakistan had become the first team to qualify for the final of the T20 World Cup 2022.
Pakistan defeated New Zealand in the semifinal after smoothly chasing down the target of 153 runs. Soon after the win, Irfan Pathan posted an unwarranted tweet attacking Pakistani cricket fans. He said winning or losing is part of the game but Pakistani fans fail to show grace in victory.
“Padosiyon jeet ati jaati rehti hai, lekin GRACE apke bas ki baat nahi hai,” said Irfan Pathan in the tweet. In the later tweet, he said he did not call out the players but cricket fans in the stadium.
Pakistani fans mocked Irfan Pathan further after India lost the semifinal to England. Pakistani former cricketer Shoaib Akhtar responding to Irfan Pathan asked that he will scold people who annoyed him. Irfan Pathan said that his tweet is a reaction to some fans misbehaving with him in the stadium.
Sorry Irfan bhai, our prayers didn’t get answered 🥺 We’ll miss playing you guys in the final but we’ll try our best to win – just like in the movie Lagaan. Aap bhi humare leay khush ho jaana please 💐 Jeetain ya haarain, we’ll keep grace at the center InshAllah 🤍
— Momina Mustehsan (@MominaMustehsan) November 10, 2022
Pakistani sports journalists commented that fans from both sides should show grace. Pakistani actor Syed Jibran mocking the Indian cricket team said that winning or losing is part of the game but perhaps taking wickets is not your cup of tea.
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Singer Momina Mustehsan also commented on the tweet of Irfan Pathan. “Irfan Bhai, hum “Graceless Ex” nahi hain In fact Pakistaniyo ko graceless exes bilkul pasand nahi. We are praying for your win tomorrow! InshAllah. Final mei intezar ker rahe hain, khushboo aur surma dono laga ke,” said Momina Mustehsan in a tweet.
Maafi chahta hu sir, final mai puhanch jaein to baat kar leejiye ga … udar se awaaz nahi a rahi hai ap ki
— Arslan Naseer (@ArslanNaseerCBA) November 9, 2022
Irfan bhai, hum “Graceless Ex” nahi hain 💐 In fact Pakistaniyo ko graceless exes bilkul pasand nahi.
We are praying for your win tomorrow! 🤲🏼 InshAllah. Final mei intezar ker rahe hain, khushboo aur surma dono laga ke 🤍🌹#ICCT20WorldCup2022 https://t.co/cgzfFdm9XW
— Momina Mustehsan (@MominaMustehsan) November 9, 2022
Haha. Thodi badatamizi stadium mein or uska reaction. Baaki u know me manage to hum hi karte hai. Lots of love brother.
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) November 10, 2022
U r simply jealous of our meme talent. Kabhi koi achi bat kar diya karain, even an unstable person like Gautam Gambhir is acting more mature den u nowadays https://t.co/Uzt31QG17S
— Abuzar Salman Niazi (@SalmanKNiazi1) November 10, 2022
She again tweeted after India got defeated in the semifinal. “Sorry Irfan bhai, our prayers didn’t get answered We’ll miss playing you guys in the final but we’ll try our best to win – just like in the movie Lagaan. Aap bhi humare leay khush ho jaana please. Jeetain ya haarain, we’ll keep grace at the center InshAllah,” she again tweeted.
Fans enjoyed responses of Pakistani celebrities to Irfan Pathan.