The Hush Post|5:20 pm|one-minute-read|
In a deliberate and seemingly ugly provocation, former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti, on Sunday tweeted regarding the ongoing cricket World Cup match between India and Pakistan, saying people had the right to cheer the team they believed in. Obviously, she has opened a can of worms by issuing such a statement.
May the best team win in today’s ?? vs ?? cricket match. Every individual has the right to cheer for whichever team they believe in. So let’s be civil about it.
— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) June 16, 2019
“May the best team win in today’s India vs Pakistan cricket match. Every individual has the right to cheer for whichever team they believe in. So let’s be civil about it,” she tweeted.
Bilateral cricket relations between the two countries have been suspended since 2008 after Pakistan-based terrorists attacked Mumbai. The two teams clash only in International Cricket Council (ICC) tournaments.
India has beaten Pakistan on six occasion in a World Cup while Pakistan has never defeated India.
India vs Pakistan matches have always been an emotional affair as the teams are considered arch rivals in world cricket.