Gambhir's befitting reply to Kashmiri separatist Mirwaiz who cheered for Pakistan

By: | Updated: 19 Jun 2017 11:14 AM

Mirwaiz's tweet did not go down well with former Indian opening batsman Gautam Gambhir who gave befitting reply to him on cheering for Pakistan against India.

NEW DELHI: Kashmiri separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq congratulated the Pakistan Cricket Team on their victory over Team India in the ICC Champions Trophy final held on Sunday.

Farooq tweeted, "Fireworks all around, feels like an early Eid here. Better team took the day. Congratulations team #Pakistan."

Mirwaiz, a few days back too, had cheered for the Pakistan Cricket Team after their win over England in the first semi-final match of the ICC Champions Trophy.

The chairman of Hurriyat Forum tweeted, "As we were finishing taraweeh, could hear the fire crackers bursting, well played team #Paksitan. Best of luck for the finals!"

This tweet of his earned the ire of many, including political leaders, who asked the media and the people to ignore the comments made by 'anti-national elements like him.'

Meanwhile, his Sunday's tweet did not go down well with former Indian opening batsman Gautam Gambhir who gave befitting reply to Mirwaiz on cheering for Pakistan against India.

Gambhir tweeted, "A suggestion @MirwaizKashmir why don't u cross the border? U will get better fireworks (Chinese?), Eid celebs there.I can help u wid packing."

A group of men in Srinagar had also burst fire-crackers, waved Pakistani flags and raised slogans to celebrate the side’s win over Sri Lanka as well.

44-year-old Mirwaiz Umar Farooq is a Kashmiri separatist leader. He is the chairman of the Awami Action Committee, one of the two key factions of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference, a "grassroots coalition" of pro-Pakistan and pro-freedom parties in Jammu and Kashmir. He is seen as the spiritual leader of Kashmir’s Muslims

Meanwhile, fans of the Indian Cricket Team have not been pleased with India's defeat and the locals in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur and Uttarkhand's Haridwar broke their TV sets and protested after Pakistan's win.

Pakistan yesterday came out with a splendid all-round performance as they defeated arch-rival India by 180 runs at The Oval to lift their maiden Champions Trophy title.

Chasing a challenging total of 339 runs, India bowed down before the Pakistani bowlers and got all out for a mere score of 158 runs in 33.3 overs.

The only standout performance came from all-rounder Hardik Pandya who raised hopes through his brilliant innings of 76 off 43 balls after the team after they were reduced 72 for the loss of six wickets went in vain.

(With ANI inputs)
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