PSL 2018: Twitterati criticize Kapil Sharma for promoting Peshawar Zalmi
Kapil interacted with the likes of Darren Sammy, Kamran Akmal and Mohammad Hafeez during the light-hearted session.
Updated - Feb 23, 2018 1:02 pm
The popular Indian comedian Kapil Sharma is facing severe flak from the Indian fans after attending the promotional event of PSL franchise Peshawar Zalmi. Pakistan Super League (PSL) commenced on Thursday with the game between the defending champions Zalmi and the debutants Multan Sultans in Dubai after a star-studded opening ceremony. Prior to the start of the league, the franchise had organised an event which was attended by the players and the owners.
Kapil, also the Bollywood actor, interacted with the likes of the skipper of the franchise Darren Sammy and the renowned Pakistan cricketers Kamran Akmal and Mohammad Hafeez during the light-hearted session. The comedian, as usual, even passed a funny comment on Akmal brothers.
“You are three brothers; [with] one cousin playing top-level cricket — and you all have kids — it means Pakistan doesn’t need any other family in cricket,” the 36-year-old told Kamran Akmal according to Geo.tv.
Twitter criticises Kapil
During the promotional event, Javed Afridi, the chairman of Peshawar Zalmi, also termed Kapil Sharma as the ‘best comedian’ and also said that his performance on the stage helped the players of the team relax ahead of the competition. However, Kapil’s involvement with PSL franchise has not gone down well with some of the Indian fans and have severely criticised him for the same.
While some of them pointed out the escalating cross-border tension between the two countries, few also recalled the fact that no Pakistani actors work in Bollywood now. However, some of them also accused the comedian of losing his mind after the mind-boggling success he has achieved in his career so far.
India and Pakistan have not played any bilateral cricket since 2013 due to the political tension between the two countries. Also, they only face each other during the ICC events on the field. Pakistan cricketers have not played in the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) since 2009.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
A desperate Kapil Sharma whose arrogance and bad behaviour with colleagues in drunken state have royally screwed his career in India, promotes Pakistan Super League’s Peshawar Zalmi team for quick bucks.
This is horrible at a time when Pakistani terrorism is at its peak. pic.twitter.com/70geZwxZnF
— Sonam Mahajan (@AsYouNotWish) February 22, 2018
Was that kapil sharma at PSL event involving PAKISTAN(DREADRED WORD IN INDIA)???
Ooopssss..boycott Squad must be awoken from their little sleep!!!! #HBLPSL
— Suhila Khursheed (@shaeliBhat7) February 22, 2018
While India has been fighting Terroristan Pakistan's regular terror attacks on India as well as loss of precious lives of Indian Soldiers, Kapil Sharma SHAMELESSLY promotes Pakistan Super League Peshawar Zalmi team #KapilSharma#BoycottKapilSharma pic.twitter.com/95YKgEkjMH
— Rosy (@rose_k01) February 22, 2018
Kapil Sharma lost his mind when he could not control his success and put an absurd tweet in the wee hrs of the night. Now just to grab some attention he is promoting Pakistan league. Shameless. @SuPriyoBabul @KapilSharmaK9
— Rakesh Kumar (@RakeshK35201130) February 23, 2018
Kapil Sharma is either financially broke or mentally ill. I don’t see any reason why he would promote a Pakistani shitshow at a point when continuous ceasefire violations are being done.#BanPakArtists #KapilSharmaPakJa
— Vivek Tiwari (@realVivekTiwari) February 22, 2018
It's time to unfollow Kapil Sharma. #BanPakArtists
— Shubham Kumar Hota (@IamShubhamHota) February 23, 2018
— Jagrati Gupta (@JagratiGupta3) February 22, 2018