The World XI tour of Pakistan will begin from today evening at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.
Pakistani fans are eagerly waiting for the first ball to be delivered in their nation as it will mark a return of quality cricket there after a gap of 8 years.
A lot of discussions has been made on the non-participation of the Indian cricketers in the World XI for this historic tournament. An Australian journalist, Dennis Freedman, on Twitter made fun of Virat Kohli & Co.
Dennis is known to be a humorous cricket reporter for a number of years and enjoys a fan following of over 65,000. His posts are generally sarcastic so as to make cricket less stuffy.
But on Tuesday, he touched on a sensitive topic, which made Indian fans angry. He posted a picture of Virat Kohli and his team from last year, when the Indian team participated in the Swatch Bharat campaign and cleaned the Eden Gardens. Dennis captioned the picture as: “Sweepers clean the stadium in readiness for the World XI match.”
Sweepers clean the stadium in readiness for the World XI match pic.twitter.com/QWzzW13OFc
— Dennis (@DennisCricket_) September 12, 2017
Indian fans were quick to respond to the post made by the Australian and suggested him not to insult the game.
Here are some of the Twitter reactions:
Wow… Thanks for showing how good we indians are… We know to clean the place we worship. So keep making india proud of their culture.
— Krish De Villiers (@im_de_krish28) September 12, 2017
This is not a troll😊Sweepers are hard working human beings too.I dont see this as an insult n troll for Indian players😊Cheers
— Prachi Das🇮🇳 (@iPrachiDas) September 12, 2017
Jis player ki puri Pakistani team aur duniya tareef karti hai use tumharey kuch galat kehne se kya farq parega 😏
— Nifahat (@nifahat) September 12, 2017
— Gurudutt (@Gurudutt9_) September 12, 2017
Virat Kohli cleaning all the match fixing dirt in the Pakistani cricket squad.
— Dileep Krishna (@benigntumour) September 12, 2017
Have some respect, cricket ko b politics jesa ganda na banao!
— Superna Batheja🇵🇰 (@SupernaBatheja) September 12, 2017
This is so disrespectful!!
— Zayn Rafiq Rajput (@SUPERCOOLZAINU) September 12, 2017