Shireen Mazari expressed her thoughts on Pakistan’s performance
Cricket is serious business, and when it comes to Pakistan Vs India the whole country’s patriotism (or lack thereof) comes out in full force. Yesterday’s match saw all of social media blow up with comments from celebrities, influencers and even politicians.
After Pakistan’s terrible defeat against India in last night’s cricket match, everyone questioned the team’s fitness and the captain’s leadership
Speaking of our captain, he was YAWNING DURING THE MATCH and people had A LOT to say about that.
Pakistan Cricket team captain Sarfaraz will be remembered in history as "the captain who lost a match against India just because he was busy yawning"
— irfan (@simplyirfan) June 16, 2019
When I first saw this photo I honestly thought a pudgy yet enthusiastic captain was shouting orders at his team.
— Waqar Shah (@waqarsh) June 16, 2019
Minister of Human Rights Shireen Mazari also shared her thoughts on Pakistan’s performance during yesterday’s ill-fated match
Yikes! She WAS NOT happy.
When the captain is yawning on the field & the fielding is non existent; & when sheesha smoking is indulged in hours before the match – what can one expect but humiliation. That the captain decided to let India bat first was simply the last straw! Or was that Malik's instant out?
— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) June 16, 2019
She commented on pretty much every single aspect of our team’s performance. From their activities the night before, their decisions on the field and of course, the ridiculous behavior of our cricket captain. Let’s dive in shall we?
Some people, and this cracked me up, made sure to remind Ms. Mazari that we are, after all, human
Yawning and sleeping is beyond one’s control as you well know. https://t.co/LOG9yNJpA8
— IsaD (@PakWoman_Vs_CIC) June 17, 2019
When our Leaders can sleep during Assembly session why captain can't yawn? https://t.co/ypr9wJG6rd
— سیّدہ اُمّ حبيبہ🇵🇰 (@HSbuddy18) June 17, 2019
Madam Shireen also went on to condone the fact that the boys were apparently indulging in sheesha the night before the match. One person took advantage of the fact that she mentioned it.
Speaking of sheesha, can you get your government to unban it in Karachi please. Thanks!
— Mehdi (@MehdiAHG) June 16, 2019
While some may have agreed with her views, many didn’t feel the same way, insisting that her commentary wasn’t in the job description
As Human Rights Minister, it seems many think Ms. Mazari should be more concerned about those who actually need her help and intervention, rather than one of the country’s sports teams.
When the Human Rights minister is yawning on HR violations, disappearances, & unlawful incarceration of even MPs, and the sense of responsibility is virtually non existent, what can one expect from the good minister but tweets on anything and everything except her area of work! https://t.co/JaD5SgslD3
— Zulfi Rao (@ZulfiRao1) June 17, 2019
There are human right abuses happening at your watch, do something about it, rather than poking your nose at everything. https://t.co/vQwGxi2WYR
— Tanzeel (@Tanzeelified) June 17, 2019
Everything concerns her except the actual job she's been paid for. https://t.co/yVsPlxMnzJ
— a i ش a (@aishaqamar97) June 16, 2019
Some took time out to explain how weather affects the team’s choices, and that Sarfaraz’s decision to bowl first was actually the right thing to do, unlike what everyone has been saying
Before start of the game there was a moisture in the pitch. Heavy chances of Rain also D/L method was a factor that's why captain choosed bowling. Even Kohli mentioned I also want to bowl first. It's just a bad luck that weather unexpectedly changed and sun came out. https://t.co/4Ww4sSdSAZ
— Mohsin (@imsmohsin) June 17, 2019
Sarfaraz is certainly not the best of the captain, or even most deserving, but he has done his job fairly well. As far as loosing is concerned we should not be surprised, our players are used to slow dusty pitches. in Pakistan & UAE. When faced with standard pitches they falter. https://t.co/mw3J0fZrTI
— Hassan Akhtar khan (@hassanakhtarkh4) June 17, 2019
Just because IK sitting miles apart said we should bat first (on his instinct) you all will blindly defend him without having cricketing sense? With rain chances, cloud cover and damp pitch any team would field first. Kohli wanted to field first as well. Let sanity prevail. https://t.co/Z9g5TO2nw2
— Daniyal. (@09Daniyal) June 16, 2019
There was also this tidbit of absolute GOLD, taking the context of Madam Shireen’s tweet and basically twisting it so everything applied to HER
Someone should frame this, yes? no?
When the MNA is sleeping on the chair & the ministering is non existent; & when useless tweeting is indulged in hours before the session – what can one expect but humiliation. That the MNA decided to have a nap first was simply the last straw!Or was that Mazari is stubborn mule? https://t.co/7k3kHl3HzU pic.twitter.com/rvogFEKUSG
— Pirated Kashmiri (@MustanadScholar) June 17, 2019
We may have lost the match yesterday and our team may be a little bit shitty, but one thing’s for sure; Pakistani twitter is always a winner.
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