Indian rapper Om Prakash Mishra hogs limelight after Pakistan frames him behind New Zealand's tour cancellation

Indian rapper Om Prakash Mishra hogs limelight after Pakistan frames him behind New Zealand’s tour cancellation

New Zealand team cancelled the tour citing safety concerns.

Om Prakash Mishra
Om Prakash Mishra. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The past few days haven’t been pleasant for Pakistan cricket by any means. New Zealand were slated to play five T20Is and 3 ODIs, starting from September 17. Although the Kiwi side did land in Pakistan, they were called back by their board without playing any game. New Zealand Cricket (NZC) cited safety concerns behind the suspension of the series. Notably, this would have been New Zealand’s first international assignment in Pakistan since 2004.

Hence, the national board, cricketers, and fans in the nation were highly disappointed. Although NZC mentioned their national government has called the team back, Pakistan have alleged that the Kiwi squad had received a threatening e-mail that emerged from India. In a video that has now gone viral, Pakistan’s Minister of Information and Broadcast Fawad Chaudhry narrated the whole even at a press conference recently.

As per Chaudhry, a fake post was created in the name of a militant organization called ‘Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan.’ The admin of the ID apparently asked the New Zealand team to leave Pakistan as they would be targeted. In spite of this, the team had travelled to the country but the decision of cancelling the tour was made after the squad received another ‘threatening e-mail.’

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“On September 18, Interpol Wellington spoke to Interpol Islamabad about an email that was received, threatening the New Zealand team about a possible bomb blast at every place, from their hotel to the flight. An email ID was generated in the name of ‘Hamza Afridi’ from which the said mail was sent,” Chaudhry alleged.

It was sent from India through a VPN that showed the location as Singapore. Interestingly, the device from which it was sent has 13 IDs, that had Indian names. Later, it was revealed that the man is Om Prakash Mishra from Mumbai,” he added.

Now what rang the bell of many Indians is the mentioning of Om Prakash Mishra. If one may recall, he was a social media sensation in 2017 who became popular for his misogynistic number known as ‘Aunty ki Ghanti.’ Although the rapper hasn’t been in the news since a while, Chaudhry’s comments made him a talking point again. Soon after, social media went into a frenzy.

Meanwhile, let’s look at how Twitterati reacted to Chaudhry’s statement: