Former English Skipper Nasser Hussain and presently a commentator is inquisitive about who Pakistan fans would be supporting during India and England’s match scheduled on 30th June. The response he received to his tweet isn’t a bit of surprise at all.
India and Pakistan, the arch-rivals have put their rivalries on pause for a greater cause, i.e. to wipe out the hosts England from their home ground and more likely from the showpiece tournament in order to meet each other during the semi-finals or perhaps for the big finale.
After coming under harsh criticism for their poor performance and “brainless captaincy” against India, Pakistan has risen from the ashes and showed what Sarfaraz Ahmed’s team might be capable of. First, the Men in Green sent Faf’s South Africa packing from the cricket tournament. It was then ensued by breaking New Zealand’s winning streak and handing the Black Caps their first defeat of the World Cup by six wickets.
With Pakistan’s victory, the tables have turned. Simply, Pakistan’s win has placed England in a risky territory of 8 points, just a whiff ahead of Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka sitting with 7,7, 6 points respectively and anxiously waiting to take England’s 4th slot. The worst part is that, England’s remaining matches are against New Zealand and India.
Realizing that the tournament is now open for teams who are in the bottom half of the points table and no more a “predictable” and “one-sided” World Cup, Indian fans came out and showed full support towards Pakistan for beating the BlackCaps on Wednesday. Present moment, it’s time for the fans from the other side of the border to respond.
On Thursday, a curious tweet from Nasser Hussain cleared the air when the Men in Green announced that it would be Virat Kohli & Co. whom they would be cheering for when they lock horns against England on Sunday.
Question to all Pakistan fans .. England vs INDIA .. Sunday .. who you supporting ? 😉
— Nasser Hussain (@nassercricket) June 26, 2019
Well, England being the reason for India and Pakistan’s unity is a vision to behold.
Most Indians are supporting Pakistan today so that England goes out of the WorldCup.
— Sagar (@sagarcasm) June 26, 2019
— Abdullah (@abdullahmajeed_) June 26, 2019
Definitely backing India 🇮🇳 for two reasons
1- they’re neighbours
2- they’re passionate about cricket
— Rana Shazib (@RmShazib) June 26, 2019
Is that even a question? pic.twitter.com/CenAXF1A47
— zaki zaidi (@zakiistan) June 26, 2019
I will support to our neighbors against East India company
— Dr. Aliya Kareem (@DrAliya7) June 26, 2019
I don’t know. All I am saying is that Allama Iqbal wrote Saare Jahaan Se Acha Hindustan Humara. https://t.co/1vreHH5CuU
— Rana Talha Asfar 🇵🇰 (@RTAluvzAfridi) June 26, 2019
Neighbors Support 😂✌😍😎 pic.twitter.com/QjwFT90Yp8
— Zunair Malik (@ZunairM54899844) June 26, 2019
We are supporting India because we will beat them in Semi- Final or Final like the way we did in 2017 Champions Trophy.
— Haqeeqat TV (@Haqeeqat_TV) June 26, 2019
You know the answer Nas 😉
— Rai M. Azlan (@Mussanaf) June 26, 2019
— Ahmed Sa£¡M (@Ahmadd_Saleem) June 26, 2019
We want semi- final with india 🇮🇳..
— Tahir Rana🇵🇰 (@iamtahirrana) June 26, 2019
Team India ♥️♥️♥️♥️
Hahahaha we are living in loving times again 🇵🇰🇮🇳👍👍👍
— E Q U I N O X 💫 (@cap_sohail) June 26, 2019
Pakistan and india are always united against england.!!!
— Jatti Says (@AmbranDiHoor) June 26, 2019
Divide and Rule (2019) https://t.co/R5Vq06XZwe
— वरुण (@varungrover) June 27, 2019
— Justabhi (@justabhii) June 27, 2019