The Indian team on Sunday registered a historic victory against Pakistan in World Cup, retaining their steak against the arch rivals in the top tournament. The match saw an all-round performance from India, as the team performed with both bat and ball.
Naturally, Indians from all walks of life and across the world were jubilant about the victory. Even country’s Home Minister couldn’t resist himself from expressing how happy he was with the win.
“Another strike on Pakistan by #TeamIndia and the result is same. Congratulations to the entire team for this superb performance. Every Indian is feeling proud and celebrating this impressive win,” Home Minister Amit Shah wrote on twitter.
While the tweet by the Home Ministry must’ve been encouraging for the players and cricket enthusiasts, a few certain individuals appeared offended by it as well. And this band of people with whom Home Minister’s tweet did not go down well, were not Pakistanis, but Indian passport holders.
Taking strong opposition to Amit Shah’s tweet, Alt News founder Pratik Sinha claimed that Amit Shah compared the cricket match victory to cross border strikes, which were conducted by Indian army and Indian Airforce multiple times in past few years.
Sinha further went on to say “Votes ke liye zeher ki kheti kabhi rukti nahin inki (cultivation of poison for votes never stops).” Though Sinha couldn’t really point out, where Shah in his entire tweet actually compared the match with the cross border military action. The term “Strike” can have several meanings, depending on the context.
Home Minister of the country equating a cricket match played by both sides in the true spirit of the game to a cross border strike. Votes ke liye zeher ki kheti kabhi rukti nahin inki. https://t.co/3mFiJPZBme
— Pratik Sinha (@free_thinker) June 17, 2019
Many believe that Pratik Sinha, a man who runs a self-declared fact-checking site, once again exposed his own political biases by unnecessarily attacking Home Minister Amit Shah with this tweet.