The expression Boycott IndoPakMatch is trending on Social Media during the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 match between Pakistan and India. Indian Cricket fans have both rage and excitement for an ongoing thrilling match Pakistan vs India today Oct 14, 2023.
Indian nationalists and some netizens are running the hashtag #BoycottIndoPakMatch on Twitter because they blame Pakistan for its alleged involvement in recent terrorist attacks on India.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) warmly welcomed the Pakistani Cricket Team. So the nationalist Indian Cricket fans are lashing out at BCCI and the hashtag #ShameonBCCI is also trending with #boycottIndoPakMatch. Because BCCI warmly welcomed the Pakistan Cricket Team at Ahmedabad.
An Indian social media meme account by the name of Memes of Bharat criticized BCCI for the warm welcome of Pakistan. Memes of saying BCCI is greedy and the Indian government is incompetent.
Another Indian netizen criticizes BCCI by sharing the video of former Indian cricketer and politician Gautam Gambhir. In the video, Ghambir says “Pak vs India is just a match, our goal should be winning the World Cup not just to win from Pakistan.”
The netizen also criticized and said, “We should learn from Gautam Sir and think about our soldiers”.
An Indian Brigadier Hardeep Singh condemned BCCI saying “Nations First, Business Later”. He also asked BCCI to learn from Ratan Tata who refused business with Pakistan post 26/11.
While many Indian netizens are criticizing BCCI for welcoming the Pakistan Cricket Team and asking to Boycott IndoPakMatch. But on the other hand, there are also some Indian Cricket fans who are asking to not add politics to sports.
Some cricket fans are questioning the concern that can politics be ever separated from sports. Despite the Boycott IndoPakMatch trending on Social Media and Twitter, the match between Pak and India is ongoing in Narendra Modi Stadium.
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