Sarfaraz Ahmed in shalwar kameez has triggered the internet
So in case you haven’t been living under a rock, we’re sure you’re well aware of how Sarfaraz was under fire for wearing shalwar kameez when he went to meet the Queen of England.
After the incessant trolling, Captain Sarfaraz responded to all the haters in the best way ever
Beautiful, simple and to the point. No drama. Just love for the nation and our culture, and we’re living for it.
'I was proud that I was wearing our national dress, while all other captains were dressed in suits' 🕴#SarfarazAhmed talks about meeting the Queen, and reveals what Prince Harry told him #CWC19 #PAKvWI pic.twitter.com/kz2RzjBB1w
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) May 30, 2019
But things just took a turn for the better when our neighbors came through with full support, defending Sarfaraz and his shalwar kameez look
I don't understand why people have pain in their ass when one have to follow the national tradition. If @ICC and #UnitedKingdomQueen do not have any problem. Then why you. Respect Him as human plz. @SarfarazA_54 you are right bro👍. Just keep it up✌
— Govind Kumar (@Govindssm) May 31, 2019
People just couldn’t help but praise how well Sarfaraz carried his culture, and how great he looked
Sir, with due respect i would like to differ. He is looking good, he is comfortable, he is representing his culture. This is the best he did.
— suchismita deb roy (@suchismitadr) May 31, 2019
The fact that he stood for his culture gained him some massive respect across the border
This is something commendable. Instead of criticising him try to see that he stood for his culture where he could've easily followed alien western culture
— Kunal Kumar Sahu (@kunal251) May 30, 2019
Many pointed out the fact that Indians and Pakistanis share the same culture and that we have to go beyond judging people based on their clothes
It's really sad that even in such a competitive world, we are judging based on clothes. Let me remind you sir, we Indians too have almost same culture and it's good if @SarfarazA_54 wants to promote his culture. Also, GROW UP.
— Mohita 🇮🇳 (@itsmohitahere) May 30, 2019
Even some super appropriate history lessons were served
I was not expecting this from you. Mahatma Gandhi met King in London in Dhoti. His advisers called him dont do that ,he replied I want to show that king robbed me n my country,I have nothing to luxury.
— Rج.भारत🇮🇳 (@ravindraj12) May 30, 2019
And people also wished that Kohli also represented Indian culture in his traditional attire just like Sarfaraz did
Well said bro…. I wish Kholi went in a traditional attire. Total respect for Sarfaraz. Supporting Pakistan in today's match.
— vinod k balaji (@vinodkbalaji) May 31, 2019
And they poured in some more suggestions
What's wrong? If it was me I would have probably gone in a traditional south Indian attire. That's my wish. That's Indian, That's subcontinent's culture. There is nothing wrong in going in a western attire but there is no need to ridicule someone for wearing traditional attire
— Naga Abhishek Bollapragada (@nbollapr) May 30, 2019
Even actress Gauahar Khan couldn’t hold herself back from defending the Pakistani Captain while praising every bit of his choice
“As you have an identity crisis yourself,” OOOOH SNAP!
!He is representing his culture, n looking v handsome in that! Every human being has the right to wear what he does ,with dignity n pride!But I guess u wouldn’t know anything about belonging or representing ,as u have identity crisis urself ! #hateSpreadingMachine 🤬 https://t.co/pWDZJk9Qlf
— Gauahar Khan (@GAUAHAR_KHAN) May 31, 2019
I mean, it isn’t an exaggeration when we say that Cricket has the power to bring people together. Did you ever even imagine Indians coming at full swing to defend our Captain – even though we’re rightly each other’s arch-nemesis? I didn’t, and I guess I have now seen everything that the world had to offer and I’m LIVING for this India-Pakistan dosti.
What do you think about the entire ordeal? Let us know in the comments.
Captain Sarfaraz Ahmed Wore Shalwar Kameez To Meet The Queen And Some People Got Unnecessarily Triggered
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