‘Sad and sick’: Netizens flay ‘Jai Shri Ram’ chants against Pak player Mohammad Rizwan

During the India-Pakistan match, Rizwan was the second highest run-scorer for his team until his wicket was taken by Bumrah.
Mohammad Rizwan
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After India’s victory at the India-Pakistan World Cup match on Saturday, October 14, videos surfaced showing the crowd chanting "Jai Shri Ram" as Pakistan player Muhammad Rizwan headed to the dressing room at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader Udhayanidhi Stalin condemned  the fans' behaviour and called it “unacceptable”.

Udhayanidhi Stalin, in a tweet on X, formerly known as Twitter, said "India is renowned for its sportsmanship and hospitality. However, the treatment meted out to Pakistan players at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad is unacceptable and a new low. Sports should be a unifying force between countries, fostering true brotherhood. Using it as a tool to spread hatred is condemnable.”

During the India-Pakistan match, Rizwan was the second highest run-scorer for his team until his wicket was taken by Bumrah. As he walked back to the pavilion, he faced trolling from the Ahmedabad crowd as they chanted "Jai Shri Ram" as he passed by. Reactions to the incident involving Rizwan have been mixed, with some sharing a clip of Indian players being trolled by Pakistani fans in 2017 to justify the actions of the Ahmedabad crowd. However, many others have criticised the behaviour of the fans in Ahmedabad saying it does not reflect India’s hospitality.

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