A strange co-incidence took place on 18th June; India defeated Pakistan in London while India also got defeated by Pakistan in the same city. India attained victory over Pakistan in the hockey match in the Hockey World League semi-finals by 7-1 while lost in the cricket match of the finals of ICC Champions Trophy.
Sania Mirza who is an Indian sportsperson but married to a Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik for last eight years took the opportunity to congratulate both the countries on their victories.
She took to Twitter and wrote, “India lost the cricket but won in hockey against Pak. Congratulations Team India and congratulations Team Pakistan! Sport is a great leveller!”
🇮🇳 lost the cricket but won in hockey against 🇵🇰 Congratulations Team India and congratulations Team Pakistan 🇵🇰 sport is a great leveller!
— Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) June 18, 2017
Soon Twitterati started trolling her for being diplomatic and hate tweets started pouring in! Check out some of the reactions:
A jibe at Shoaib Malik:
— Saumik Hathi (@saumik_hathi) June 18, 2017
Double meaning 😉
*शोएब मलिक को खेलना आता तो …….*
*सानिया कब की खुशखबरी सुना चुकी होती….*
— Joshi Shivam (@Joshishivam01) June 18, 2017
Don’t be diplomatic:
Don't be diplomatic bhabi
Hockey doesn't matter u know aj Fathers day ha gandi aulad ko boht maar pari ha aj
— Rana Ghulam Dastgeer (@RaanaDastgeer) June 18, 2017
We have politicians for that:
pls express your real feelings…..
Are you happy or sad
Pls don't post diplomatic quotes, we have politicians for diplomacy..
— Rashu (@rashutandon1982) June 18, 2017
Are you joining politics?
Joining politics ?!
— anconeus (@pratikorho) June 18, 2017
Bhabhi Sports k sath Siyast bhi Achi Kar leti Ho😂😂😂
— Ali Hussnain Ashraf (@AliHussnain551) June 18, 2017
Kya kya karna parta h na ind mai rheny k lye 😞
— ZK (@khanzahraaali) June 18, 2017
Stop being double standard:
ये दोगली बाते ना करो हमारे साथ "आज शर्म लिहाज सब भूल सकते है "दोगले लोगो"
— धर्मसंकट 🔥 (@pankajj911) June 18, 2017
Ab Pakistani se shadi kar li ho aur pakistan ke match bhi dekhne ja rahi haushala badane
To tennis bhi pakistan ki taraf se khel lo
— Javed Khan (@JavedKh78703895) June 18, 2017
पाक की जीत पर बधाई देना—-चलो समझ मे आता है—–लेकिन भारत की हार पर दुख नजर नही आ रहा—–उस पर भी दो पंक्ति लिख देती—- #खाला
— आलोक मोहन वत्स (@alokmohanvats) June 19, 2017
You are a Pakistani:
Wesay ander ander se apka dil ker rha hai nara marne ko "Pakistan Zindabad" 😉
— Shahid Fareed (@Shahid_Farid) June 18, 2017
आपके तो दोनों हाथों में लड्डू है किंतु खुशी पाकिस्तान के क्रिकेट जितने को अधिक होगी इतना पक्का।
— प्रशांतराजे खडसे (@Royal_Raje) June 18, 2017
Go and make sevaiyan in Pakistan:
Khush to ohot hougi tum
— IamMathur (@yogeshwermathur) June 18, 2017
Make your stand clear!
which side you are in😑
— par.aag (@Dank__Lord) June 18, 2017
You never tweet against Pakistan:
Don't twitt two sided make ur stand clear. And u never twitt against ur in-law country for Indian Soldiers
— HARSHAD C. JADAV (@jadavharshad) June 18, 2017
India’s admiration doesn’t suit you!
Mirza ji aapke muh se india ki tareef achchhi nahi lagti
— Pankaj Prajapati (@PankajP76358860) June 18, 2017
No comparison can be made between the two sports!
You tried to save both sasural and maika with your diplomatic tweet:
Susral bhi bacha lia aur meka bhi well played bhabhi G. 😁😂
— Kashif Amin jatoi (@kashif_jatoi) June 18, 2017
Aren’t you happy for your husband?
Bhabi apkay shohar nay match jeeta hai koi excitement nai?
— Muhammad Hasan Aziz (@MuhammadHasanAz) June 18, 2017
What do you have to say in this regard?