Tamil Nadu sports activities minister and DMK chief Udhayanidhi Stalin on Sunday condemned the actions of followers through the India versus Pakistan cricket World Cup match on Saturday. In a purported video being shared on-line, the followers at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium may very well be heard chanting slogans of “Jai Shri Ram” as Pakistani wicketkeeper-batter Muhammad Rizwan walked upto the dressing room.
“India is famend for its sportsmanship and hospitality. Nevertheless, the therapy meted out to Pakistan gamers at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad is unacceptable and a brand new low,” Stalin stated in a submit on X. “Sports activities must be a unifying power between international locations, fostering true brotherhood. Utilizing it as a instrument to unfold hatred is condemnable,” he added.
India is famend for its sportsmanship and hospitality. Nevertheless, the therapy meted out to Pakistan gamers at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad is unacceptable and a brand new low. Sports activities must be a unifying power between international locations, fostering true brotherhood. Utilizing it as a instrument… pic.twitter.com/MJnPJsERyK
— Udhay (@Udhaystalin) October 14, 2023
Rizwan was returning to the dressing room after scoring 69 runs in 49 balls when the followers began chanting slogans of “Jai Shri Ram” at him.
Earlier through the match, the Pakistani skipper needed to additionally endure unruly behaviour by the spectators as some followers booed at him for his speech after the toss.
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BJP Hits Again With Sanatan Dharma Jibe
In the meantime the Bharatiya Janata Social gathering hit again at Udhayanidhi for his condemnation with the Sanatan Dharma jibe, including India has at all times given utmost respect and honour to the Pakistan gamers. Tamil Nadu BJP chief Ok Annamalai stated, “If he says sports activities must be seen as sports activities, he ought to see dharma as dharma, why did he say he’ll annihilate Santana Dharma?”
He stated he didn’t see the gesture of followers at Ahmedabad as a disrespect to the participant.
“Chennai gave a standing ovation when Pakistan received the take a look at match by 13 runs. The Pakistan workforce performed the final two matches in Hyderabad earlier than this and so they had been very a lot welcomed by the followers. Even yesterday, in Ahmedabad, followers who revered the Pakistan workforce had been current,” he stated.
“When a Pakistan participant crossed, followers chanted ‘Jai Sri Ram’, I don’t see this as disrespect. Protecting away from the occasion traces video games must be seen as video games. Feelings may come and Udhayanidhi Stalin doesn’t have the audacity to say this,” he added.