Wasim Jaffer shuts down troll after being accused of sympathising with PCB
- The PCB have every reason to be disappointed with the ECB, Wasim Jaffer tweeted
- Internet trolls accused Jaffer of supporting Pakistan
- After New Zealand abandoned its ODI tour vs Pakistan, ECB followed suit
Former India cricketer Wasim Jaffer, on Tuesday, shut down an internet troll in style after the cricketer was accused of sympathising with Pakistan Cricket Board. This exchange comes a couple of days after New Zealand pulled out from a One-Day International (ODI) series, citing security reasons. Following suit, both the England cricket men's and women's team, on September 20, called off their respective tours.
In a Twitter post, Jaffer wrote: The PCB have every reason to be disappointed with the ECB. Pak and WI toured England last year during pandemic before vaccines. England owes so much to both Pak and WI. Least ECB could do is not cancel the reciprocal tours. There are no winners when cricket is cancelled."
However, soon after Jaffer tweeted this, internet trolls added communal colours to the tweet and accused the right-handed batsman of supporting Pakistan in India's match against their arch-rivals.
Reverting, the highest run-scorer in Ranji Trophy cricket, put up a screenshot of his double hundred that he scored Pakistan in a Test match in 2007.
“Disappointed with England, pulling out of their commitment & failing a member of their Cricket fraternity when it needed it the most. Survive we will inshallah," Raja tweeted.
"A wake up call for Pak team to become the best team in the world for teams to line up to play them without making excuse," he added.
As for the ECB, this is what they said in its statement:
“The ECB board convened this weekend to discuss these extra England Women’s and Men’s games in Pakistan and we can confirm that the Board has reluctantly decided to withdraw both teams from the October trip.”
Playing an international series in Pakistan has been a dicey affair since the 2009 terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team that left several cricketers injured.
International cricket only returned to Pakistan after 10 years in 2019.