After the defeat of Afghanistan national cricket team by Pakistan’s team the supporters of the two teams clashed inside and outside the stadium. Since it was an important match for both sides, it elicited a wide range of reactions.
A number of media activists and supporters of both Afghanistan and Pakistan’s cricket teams say that misbehaving against Afghans on the pretext of cricket match is impudence.
Central chairman of Pakistan’s national democratic party, Mohsen Dawar, called the acts as the peak of shamelessness.
“Using a cricket match as an excuse to hurl racist abuse against Afghans is peak shamelessness. Pakistan’s decades old strategic depth policy and interventionist misadventures in Afghanistan is why Afghans have a problem with Pakistan. Introspect before belittling Afghans,” Dawar said.
On the other hand, a Pakistani journalist named Arfa Feroz Zake, said that Afghan players are not aware of the etiquette of the match.
“Afghanistan should better learn the respect of the gentlemen’s game! This is not the way to compete on the ground. Afghanistan has a history of crossing the red line and getting into physical gaga with Pakistan. No sympathies with Afghanistan Cricket,” he tweeted. “Afghanistan has the worst behaviour on and off the field. They seems to have a personal grudge with Pakistan unknown to the fact Pakistan is the country where afghan cricketers learned cricket. Afghanistan should learn code of conduct before playing gentleman’s game!”
Shuaib Jan another Pakistani journalist said that the behavior of Afghans is shameful.
He added that Pakistan opened national academy for Afghans to learn cricket. The Afghan players must not forget it that Pakistan has helped them.
In the meantime an Afghan journalist, Habib Khan, said that the Pakistanis from every part are against Afghans and look them with bad intention.
“There is no place for doubt that Pakistan is the eternal enemy of Afghanistan, and Taliban are their militias and puppets,” Habib Khan tweeted.
Shafi Azam, head of Taliban’s foreign economic relation tweeted that he wondered that why the two nations insulted each other because of the match, and the literate ones said bad words to each others.
He emphasized that the matches must not go further from a game framework.
The news comes as the Afghanistan national cricket team was defeated by Pakistan last night.
Next match between Afghanistan and Pakistan’s cricket teams will be on October 19, 2022.