Shoaib Malik taunts Indian team on Christmas by tweeting a picture with MS Dhoni; Netizens remind him of the harsh reality
The image that Malik shared was from the Bengaluru T20I in 2012-13 series, in which Malik’s 57* helped the Green Army beat the home side after chasing down the 135-run target.
Shoaib Malik, former Pakistani captain and all-rounder is usually a well-rounded person. He is normally a subdued personality who likes to keep himself away from any controversies. However, his attempt at sarcasm and humor fell flat as he tried to wish the netizens on Christmas Day on social media.
With the cricketing relations between India and Pakistan being suspended due to political tensions between the two nations; the two sides have only faced each other in ICC and ACC events, with India winning in all the three World Cups, and Asia Cup, while Pakistan defeating India in the finals of the 2017 Champions Trophy. Both teams had played a bilateral series in 2013 with Pakistan winning the three-match ODI series 2-1 and drawing the T20I series 1-1.
Shoaib Malik tries to be smart with his Christmas tweet
Shoaib Malik took to Twitter in order to wish his fans on Christmas Day, but his method proved to be detrimental to his cause, which was taking a dig at Indian cricket and its fans. Shoaib Malik took to Twitter to post a photo of himself featuring in Pakistan’s victory against India on 25th December in 2012 and wished his followers both ‘Merry Christmas’ and ‘Happy 25th December’, taking a dig at India.
Merry Christmas dosto 🙏🏼
and a very happy 25th December 💥 pic.twitter.com/imtosyKgJU
— Shoaib Malik 🇵🇰 (@realshoaibmalik) December 25, 2019
This became an issue with Malik getting trolled by Indian fans who replied with his golden duck against Men in Blue in the 2019 World Cup clash, which Pakistan lost, their seventh straight defeat in World Cups against their arch-rivals.
The image that Malik shared was from the Bengaluru T20I in 2012-13 series, in which Malik’s 57* helped the Green Army beat the home side after chasing down the 135-run target. This was after Bhuvneshwar Kumar had reduced the visitors 12/3 and Mohammad Hafeez got together with Malik to steady the ship and take the team past the finish line.
Here are some of the tweets:
Merry Christmas 🎅🔥😂 pic.twitter.com/9QVLJfqzoO
— ᴄʏʙᴇʀ sʜᴀʀᴋ 🦈 (@NxNikhil_) December 26, 2019
Merry christmas bro pic.twitter.com/4rFISSkdkY
— Aryan (@Aryann45_) December 25, 2019
Merry Christmas hope pakistan will give some fight into next matches . 😇 pic.twitter.com/XcGyvwkRwD
— Lalit Rajput (@LalitRa26108190) December 25, 2019
Wish u the same bro ❤ pic.twitter.com/zh2gfAdKQG
— ㄕЯ∆и∑∑ɬｻ (@PrAnU_97) December 25, 2019
— Krishna (@iamsai94) December 25, 2019
— mayank mehta (@mayankm94847123) December 25, 2019
Merry Christmas ! pic.twitter.com/ZSgj7yzAXr
— Harsh Makwana (@harshmakwana99) December 25, 2019
Meanwhile, Shoaib Malik, who appeared in 35 Tests, 287 ODIs and 111 T20I matches for the Pakistan team called time on his ODI career after the World Cup, in which he scored only 8 runs from 3 matches, with two golden ducks, and took only 1 wicket.