This is not the same Imran Khan the world knew, tweets Sourav Ganguly
"Pakistan as a country needs peace the most," tweets Ganguly.
Updated - Oct 4, 2019 11:41 am
Ever since his speech at the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has been under the firing line and has been severely criticized , and in a latest, former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly on Thursday termed Khan’s address as “rubbish” and said that this is not the cricketer the world knew of.
Ganguly made this comment while replying to Sehwag’s tweet in which he had shared a video of Imran Khan. Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag shared the video on Twitter in which American anchors can be seen blasting the cricketer-turned-Prime Minister.
Viru shared the video and captioned the tweet as “You sound like a welder from the Bronx, says the anchor. After the pathetic speech in the UN a few days ago, this man seems to be inventing new ways to humiliate himself”.
You sound like a welder from the Bronx, says the anchor.
After the pathetic speech in the UN a few days ago , this man seems to be inventing new ways to humiliate himself. pic.twitter.com/vOE4nWhKXI
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 3, 2019
‘I am shocked,’ tweets Ganguly
Replying to his teammate Sehwag’s tweet this is what “Dada” Ganguly said, “Viru…I see this and I am shocked…a speech which is unheard of…a world which needs peace, Pakistan as a country needs it the most…and the leader speaks such rubbish…not the Imran Khan the cricketer world knew…speech in UN was poor,”
Viru .. I see this and I am shocked ..a speech which is unheard of .. a world which needs peace ,pakistan as a country needs it the most .. and the leader speaks such rubbish ..not the Imran khan the cricketer world knew ..speech in UN was poor ..
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) October 3, 2019
On Wednesday, cricketers including Mohammad Shami, Harbhajan Singh, Irfan Pathan slammed Khan for his speech at the UNGA and said his words did not reflect sportsmanship and was not in the right spirit whatsoever.
Mahatma Gandhi spent his life spreading the message of love, harmony and peace. @ImranKhanPTI from UN podium issued despicable threats and spoke of hatred. Pakistan needs a leader who talks development, jobs & economic growth, not war & harbouring terrorism #india
— Mohammad Shami (@MdShami11) October 2, 2019
At UNGA speech, there were indications for India of potential nuclear war. As a prominent sportsperson, Imran Khan’s choice of words 'bloodbath' 'fight to the end' will only increase hatred between the two nations. As a fellow sportsperson I expect him to promote peace.
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) October 2, 2019
At UNGA speech, there were indications for India of potential nuclear war. As a prominent sportsperson, Imran Khan’s choice of words 'bloodbath' 'fight to the end' will only increase hatred between the two nations. As a fellow sportsperson I expect him to promote ✌️ peace
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 2, 2019
At the UNGA, India Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked about India’s growth and how the country has developed under his leadership, while the Pakistan PM spoke on the ongoing Kashmir issue and also warned India of a nuclear war. This does not reflect Pakistan’s stance of trying to talk things out to sort the cross-border tensions going on between the two countries currently.
On August 5, the Central government abolished Article 370 removing the special status given to Jammu and Kashmir. The government also brought in Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, bifurcating the state into two Union Territories — Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir.
What left many former Indian cricketers in shock and also had them fuming was the manner in which the former Pakistan captain who took them to World Cup glory in 1992 mocked the USA by comparing them to China and also the manner in which he openly challenged India for a nuclear war in current times where everyone is looking at sorting this issue out amicably.