Religion in India is a very sensitive topic, so being even a bit careless while mentioning it in some conversation is a big no no. Nobody knows which word by you hurts someone’s religious sentiments. And when the person who’s talking belongs to Pakistan, it’s bound to create the controversy.
Recently, Pakistani cricket all rounder Shoaib Malik, was having a live chat with Fans on Twitter which was organized by ICC, for the upcoming Champions Trophy.
Everything was going fine and the conversation was fun, until he was asked the question-
“Who is your favorite Indian Bowler?”
To this Shoaib Malik replied “Mohammad Shami”, and that was ok.
But then he started explaining his answer by saying that Mohammad Shami is my favorite Indian Bowler not because of his religion, but because he really feels the same.
Check out the video here-
— ICC (@ICC) May 26, 2017
Click here to watch the video directly on Twitter.
Now, this irritated Twitterati so much that they started trolling him for the answer-
Would ve agreed with him had he not entered religion on it. No need to get into religion to express ur fav.
— Avhilash Adhikari☆ (@Wild_Material) May 26, 2017
'Not because he is a Muslim guy'??
— Anshuman Jha (@anshumanjha_98) May 26, 2017
Statements like this are unwanted and unwarranted. Reason why people get instigated!
— Roshan Todi (@roshantodi) May 26, 2017
Not because he is Muslim guy ? That wasn't necessary to say ? Certainly not🤗
— Bishnoi (@bishnoipraveen0) May 26, 2017
When you justify a statement you made,which noone asked a justification for,you only expose yourself and your thinking n reasoning behind it
— vivek (@vivek_cool) May 27, 2017
Do you think Shoaib Malik deserved this bashing for his statement? May be he was just using the word “religion” as a safety to prevent unnecessary judgement.
Whatever it was, only Shoaib Malik knows. We hope he just thinks twice about the words next time he mentions the word religion. It’s too sensitive bro!