- Ahmedabad crowd dissapoints cricket fans with disrespectful attitude towards Pakistani players
- Loud booing at Babar when he was speaking at the toss, making it hard for everyone to hear
- Rizwan faced with derogatory chants when going towards pavilion
The highly anticipated India vs. Pakistan cricket match held in Ahmedabad yesterday brought forth moments that left a bitter taste in the mouths of cricket enthusiasts. This much-anticipated clash, which had the world’s attention, saw millions of passionate Indian fans in the stadium, but notably, there were no supporters from Pakistan in attendance.
The disappointing conduct of some of the Ahmedabad crowd during the match was a cause for concern. The Indian crowd’s behavior took a regrettable turn, displaying a lack of sportsmanship and respect for the visiting Pakistan cricket team.
Disgraceful incidents marred the atmosphere, starting with the toss when Pakistani captain Babar Azam faced boos from the crowd. Such behavior, in the world of cricket, is unacceptable and goes against the very spirit of the game.
During the match, when Pakistan players hit boundaries, they were met with an eerie silence rather than applause. The reluctance to acknowledge good play from the opposition showcased a lack of sportsmanlike conduct.
Perhaps the most distressing moment was when Muhammad Rizwan was dismissed and made his way back to the pavilion. He was subjected to abusive chants, with extremist individuals screaming “Jai Shri Ram” at him. In an even more disgraceful turn, some in the crowd resorted to throwing paper planes and constant mocking, causing immense distress to Hassan Ali. One account even suggests that he was on the verge of tears.
These incidents have shocked not only cricket fans but also those who appreciate the sporting spirit and the traditions of the game. The behavior displayed by a section of the Indian crowd contrasts starkly with the welcoming and appreciative atmosphere often seen in international and Pakistani cricket matches.
While the India vs. Pakistan rivalry is fierce, it should always be underpinned by respect and sportsmanship. The incidents during the match have prompted comparisons between Indian and other international crowds, raising concerns about the need for a more inclusive and respectful approach to cricket. It is crucial to remember that cricket is not just about competition; it is about celebrating the beauty of the game and showing respect to players from all sides, regardless of the team they represent.