Lahiru Thirimanne and Wahab Riaz post videos on Twitter having tea; Pakistan fans think they are mocking India
Both the cricketers exchanged pleasantries on social media ahead of the home series but fans didn't like the way they did it.
Updated - Sep 27, 2019 2:31 pm
Pakistan is all set to host Sri Lanka in the three-match ODI series starting on Friday in Karachi. With international cricket returning to the country, there is an air of excitement among Pakistan fans and even the cricketers from both the teams are not wasting any opportunity in promoting the game. Accordingly, Sri Lanka captain Lahiru Thirimanne and Wahab Riaz exchanged pleasantries on Twitter which hasn’t gone down well with the Indian fans.
Thirimanne first posted the video in which he expressed his excitement and also cleared that Sri Lanka will play as good cricket as their Tea. Wahab, in response, also posted a video while having tea and hilariously responded to his Lankan counterpart while accepting the challenge.
However, the players having tea in the video has led to Pakistan fans presuming that the duo was trolling India and Abhinandan Varthaman.
Here are the videos:
— Wahab Riaz (@WahabViki) September 26, 2019
Incident dates back to February 2019
Earlier this year, after the Pulwama attack, the tensions had escalated between India and Pakistan across the border. India also responded with the Indian Air Force (IAF) destroying the terror camps in Balochistan in a surgical strike. This followed repeated attacks from both the sides across the border and during the same, the IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman who was flying a MiG-21 entered into Pakistan territory after being struck by a missile.
Abhinandan was with Pakistan Army after the incident and a video was circulated on social media where he was deemed to be safe and having tea. “Tea is fantastic,” he had said in the video with Pakistan also making a similar commercial mocking Abhinandan ahead of the marquee clash between the arch-rivals in the World Cup 2019.
Coming back to the videos posted by Lahiru Thirimanne and Wahab Riaz while having tea has led to Pakistan fans recalling the incident. It seems that both the players had no intention of doing the same.
Here’s how Twitterati reacted:
Har chaye adhori hai Mig 21 kay bagair
— Nouman Arshad (@NoumanA89513430) September 27, 2019
What a hit boy👍👍😜
— Hammy khan (@hammykhan10) September 26, 2019
Hamare to dushman b kehte hen tea is fantastic 😝😝
— I Bleed Green 💚💚 (@Asaleem2605) September 26, 2019
It's a yorker Bro! 😂👌
— (Fan of Land&ArmedForces of🇵🇰)بنتِ پاکستان🇵🇰💕 (@Bint_e_Pak) September 26, 2019
Tea Was Fantastic 👌🏻
Thank You 👍🏻
— Demon (@Hater_302) September 27, 2019
Thiri you have done well to troll Indian Army.
— Jawad Azam Khan🇵🇰 (@thejaviarmy) September 26, 2019
Tea 🤣 bari yaadain hain hamari is kay saath 😉
— mahnoor tariq (@mahnoor_1996) September 26, 2019
Captain ! How was the tea 😂
Captain : tea is fantastic 😂❤❤
— Naͥveͣeͫd KhaN (@poetnaveedtalib) September 26, 2019
Brother Lahiru : Tea Is Always Fantastic In Pakistan.😉😍
— Mehran Mani🇵🇰 (@Abbasi_HooN) September 26, 2019
Thank God you have a manner to explain meanwhile some our mig21 guest says it with shruuuupppp😂💪
— Sharry (@ranasharry12) September 26, 2019
Tea is Fantastic for India as well 😂😂😂
— Aminn Riaz (@aminn_riaz) September 26, 2019
You missed the legendary qoute
(Tea is fantastic sir thank you )
— Hania Abbasi . (@HaniaAbbasi3) September 26, 2019
Indians ko troll krns zrori Tha 😂😂
— ء (@lo_maan_lia) September 26, 2019