On numerous occasions, the friendship between India and Pakistan cricketers has become a topic of discussion among fans. Both of the team players share a deep respect and warm relationship with each other and it is no secret.
On the cricket stadium, they are rivals but on Twitter, they shower praises for each other and also sometimes pull each other’s leg with funny comments.
Recently, during the 4th ODI between Pakistan and New Zealand at Hamilton, Pakistani former skipper Shoaib Malik got injured. An awkward throw from Kiwi fielder Colin Munro directly hit Malik on the head due to which he was retired hurt.
And as soon as this news reached India’s opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan, he took to the micro-blogging site to ask him about Malik’s health.
Shikhar sent a tweet to Shoaib Malik who is also the husband of India’s tennis ace Sania Mirza.
“Janab @realshoaibmalik, hope you’re recovering well and will be fit soon to be back on the field! Take care.”
Janab @realshoaibmalik, hope you're recovering well and will be fit soon to be back on the field! Take care🤗☺
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) January 18, 2018
However, many Indian fans were unhappy with Dhawan’s act of asking the Pakistani player for his health and trolled ‘Gabbar’ badly.
Here are some of the Twitter reactions:
Paji sania bhabhi khayal rakhegi. aap game pe Dhyan do. Kohli bhai Ko mera pranaam #SAvInd
— Prasad Wani (@prasadwanii) January 19, 2018
Bhai…tu kab run banayega …kya raita faila raha hai SA jaa ke….abhi kya aarti karke ground mein jayega….
— dannyboy (@dannybehala) January 18, 2018
Tujhe iski chot dikhai di aur border per lagatar firing me teen vyakty mare Gaye wo nahi dikhe shame on you do respect Indian brave soldiers than malik
— dheeraj gautam (@dheerajgautam20) January 19, 2018
chup bey Takle Itni hi Hamdardi hai to Pakistan Chala ja 😡
— Suŋŋy Sнarma (@SunnyBalran) January 20, 2018
Tu match pe dhyan de bhai….. udhar sania hain
— Datta Ware (@datta_ware) January 20, 2018
Gabbarji udher unki army roz cross firing karti hai aur aap inko wishes bgej rahe ho.apni game par dhyaaan doo. Bharat me sher bahar jaake dher
— Harrysejal (@Harrysejal0) January 18, 2018
Gabbar Paji Yh Bhul Gye Kya..?? How they treated them..!! Yh pakistan kutte ki dumm hai yh nhi sidhi hogi..!! Yh dumm kaat di jayegi..!! Beware Porki pic.twitter.com/rFXGLIkaZO
— Sahil Dewan (@SahilDewan84) January 20, 2018