India lost against England because of their new jersey, feels Mehbooba Mufti
Mufti, the former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir was blasted by the Twitterati for her viewpoint.
Updated - Nov 5, 2019 8:55 pm
India lost their first game of the ICC World Cup 2019 to England at Edgbaston by 31 runs on Sunday. The win renewed hosts England’s chances of making it to the semi-finals and put in jeopardy the aspirations of Pakistan and Bangladesh for if the Three Lions win their last match against New Zealand, they will go through while the Asian sides will crash out. India, however, are still sitting happily at No.2 position and need just one point to make the last four.
However, despite their good show in the first six games out of which they won five, the reactions to their loss in Birmingham were harsh. Chasing 338 to win, Virat Kohli’s side ended up at 306 for 5 and the fans were not happy with India’s slowish batting in the first and last 10 overs. Particularly, the 39-run partnership between Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav in 31 balls towards the end surprised many and it was also being alleged that Indians purportedly lost to keep Pakistan away from the semi-final berths.
As the debate raged on, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti sparked another controversy. The 60-year-old People Democratic Party (PDP) leader said in a tweet that it was India’s new jersey which was responsible for ending the team’s winning streak in the tournament. There was no surprise that she was roasted by the Twitterati because of her observation. She even acknowledged that she could be called “superstitious” because of her viewpoint.
“Call me superstitious but I’d say it’s the jersey that ended India’s winning streak in the #ICCWorldCup2019,” Mufti tweeted last night after the game.
Call me superstitious but I’d say it’s the jersey that ended India’s winning streak in the #ICCWorldCup2019.
— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) June 30, 2019
Indian cricketers wore a dark-blue-and-orange jersey in the match to differentiate themselves from England’s blue shade, as per the ICC’s new kit rules. India are among the five teams that had ‘away’ kits in this tournament although their colour was revealed much late.
Mehbooba Mufti blasted by Twitterati
Mufti, the first woman chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir who was in power in alliance with the BJP between April 2016 and June 2018, was blasted by the Twitterati for her viewpoint with some even asking why per party failed to win a single seat in the Lok Sabha election held this year despite its leaders wearing their favourite clothes.
Here are some harsh responses to her tweet:
तब तो तुम्हें पाकिस्तानीओ को बोलना चाहिए की हरे रंग की जर्सी छोड दे क्योंकि वो लगातार हार रहे है। सेफ्रन की चिंता तुम मत करो वो तो वर्ल्डकप लेकर आयेगा इस बार,, ओके! पाकिस्तानी मेहबूबा
— कंगना फैन कट्टर हिन्दू ????%F???? (@Nationalis_RSS) June 30, 2019
Why would I call you superstitious when I can call you pic.twitter.com/jpTh9E64NH
— नम्रता (@_Namrataa) June 30, 2019
Behen tumhare rang wali Jersey ko sb koot rahe hain dekh lo south africa ho ya pakistan ????????????
— Fauxy R E B E L (@GadhviLaxman) June 30, 2019
You have all right to talk nonsense. You are known for the same. Tell me onething, Why didn’t your party win a single seat in J&,K in loksabha 2019 election after wearing all favorite clothes.
— NishantS???????? (@nishants79) June 30, 2019
Jersey has given heartburns to many first Indian team wearing it & second losing the match, Terroristan is out & so are their apologists in India.
— Sanjay G.Varu (@SanjayGVaru) June 30, 2019
Which colour did you wear while losing elections?
— Himanjali Gautam (@sweetnyasa) June 30, 2019
पाकिस्तान बाहर हो गया????????????
जय shree राम ????????????????????
— jenιѕн ѕ cнoĸaѕι (@sir_jenishpatel) June 30, 2019
Call me superstitious, but Pakistan coming in support of “India” made us lose the match.https://t.co/ebGhr513BS
— Aabhas Maldahiyar | आभास मलदहियार???????? (@Aabhas24) July 1, 2019
India isliye nhi match haari kyoki usne Bhagwa color ki Jersey pahni hui thi waran isliye haari kyoki Jammu & Kashmir ka flag alag hai. Isliye jaldi se us flag ko hatakar Indian flag Tricolor udhar hoist karo. India jeet jaegi.
— Ramakant sharma???????? (@Ramakants44) July 1, 2019