Former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan recently made some comments regarding Pakistan cricket fans, sparking a response from both sides of the border. Pathan has a history of engaging in banter with Pakistan fans, often taking jibes at them when India wins and Pakistan loses. However, in his recent remarks, he indirectly addressed the issue, suggesting that not everything he posts is about Pakistan. He also implied that the strong reactions from Pakistan fans contribute to their visibility on social media. Here’s a breakdown of the situation:
Irfan Pathan’s Comments:
Irfan Pathan, in his recent comments, took a subtle dig at Pakistani fans, emphasizing that not all his posts are directed at them. He suggested that Pakistan cricket fans sometimes take things too personally and highlighted that they are not as important as they may think. Pathan stated:
“Padosi’s on X taking everything personally. You guys aren’t that important. NOT EVERYTHING IS ABOUT YOU. Though I understand if you don’t behave the way you guys do, how will you get traction and survive!”
Padosi's on X taking everything personally. You guys aren't that important. NOT EVERYTHING IS ABOUT YOU. 😄 Though I understand if you don't behave the way you guys do, how will you get traction and survive!
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) October 3, 2023
Previous Remark About India’s Hospitality:
Before these comments, Irfan Pathan had also made remarks about India’s hospitality, praising the country’s welcoming nature. He stated that India is an excellent host, not only in cricket but in all aspects of life. Pathan expressed that participants in the ICC World Cup 2023 would have a memorable time in India. This comment was in response to the warm welcome Pakistan’s team received upon their arrival in India, with chants of support from fans.
Irfan Pathan’s ICC World Cup 2023 Final Prediction:
Irfan Pathan also made predictions about the finalists for the ICC World Cup 2023. He foresaw India reaching the final, facing off against South Africa. Pathan shared this prediction while participating as an expert panelist on Star Sports. Other cricket legends also offered their predictions for the final, with each having their own view on the potential matchups.
Here are the expert predictions for the ICC World Cup 2023 final:
- Jacques Kallis: IND vs ENG
- Chris Gayle: IND vs PAK
- Shane Watson: IND vs AUS
- Dinesh Karthik: IND vs PAK
- Faf Du Plessis: IND vs AUS/NZ
- Waqar Younis: IND vs ENG
- Dale Steyn: IND vs ENG
- Irfan Pathan: IND vs SA
- Sanjay Manjrekar: IND vs AUS
- Piyush Chawla: IND vs ENG
- Aaron Finch: AUS vs SA