The Indian Cricket Team Wore Army Caps During Their Recent Match And Pakistanis Aren't Happy About It

By Noor | 9 Mar, 2019

As of late, things have been messy. And that’s quite an understatement, actually. With things becoming increasingly messy between India and Pakistan, we’ve all been hoping for a breath of fresh air. Looks like we’re not about to get it, though.

Recently, The Indian cricket team was spotted wearing army caps during. a cricket match.

Reports state that in the third ODI against Australia, the Indian cricket team wore army caps to express solidarity with the victims of the Pulwama attack and to support the Indian army.

Source: @fawadchaudhry/Twitter

It is being said that the team will continue to wear these caps for at least one match per year.

Now, here’s the thing. A sport like cricket – which is played internationally – really should be free of politicization. Nationalism and patriotism all have a space, but a game that is internationally played should probably be just that – a game.

Therefore, this act was severely criticized by a lot of people on social media.

People asserted that the players of each team are messengers of peace and NOT proponents of war

Fawad Chaudhry even stepped in and urged the ICC to take serious action against the Indian cricket team.

In fact, Fawad Chaudhry even highlighted how politicizing the “gentleman’s game” must be penalized. If not, then the Pakistan team should wear black bands to symbolize their support for the oppression in Kashmir.

People even questioned if this was, at all, sensible.

The militarization of sports was shunned by all

A few people charted out a comparison between Moeen Ali and the Indian cricket team by highlighting how he was warned by the ICC for wearing a wrist band to support the people of Gaza

People made efforts to expose the biased nature of the ICC

Some people decided to take shots at the Indian cricket team by using Usman Khawaja as their shield.

To provide some context: Usman Khawaja, the cricketer who scored a century against India during the match in which they had donned those army caps, hails from Pakistan.

Of course, Adnan Sami was dragged in as well.

Some people tried to meme the situation.

Can you really meme such a situation?

Well, giving the impending air of uncertainty, there’s no telling what happens next. Do you think this was justified? Let us know what your opinion is on this in the comments below.

 

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