‘Good luck, we don’t equate conflict with sports’ – DG ISPR slams Indian officer

Indian special forces veteran mocks Pakistani cricket team using the 'Abhinandan' reference, DGISPR says we don't equate sports and conflicts.



  • Indian special forces veteran mocks DG ISPR using the ‘Abhinandan’ reference. 
  • The tweet was made after Pakistan vs Bangladesh CWC 2019 match.
  • DGISPR wished Indian team good luck, says we don’t equate conflicts and sports.

After Pakistan vs Bangladesh CWC 2019 match, the twitter was quite an amusing place. With emotions, trolls and the predictions for upcoming matches, we also witnessed a hint of traditional Indo-Pak rivalry when Indian special forces veteran made a tweet addressing DG ISPR Maj General Asif Ghafoor.

Indian veteran officer Major Surendra Poonia mockingly congratulated Pakistan for scoring 5th in the tournament, saying to collect the ‘cup’ that Abhinandan left in his office.

”Congratulations Pakistan for securing 5th place in cricket World Cup! Our hero Wing Commander Abhinandan left your cup in Major General Asif Gafoor’s office! Kindly collect it & celebrate”, he wrote in his Twitter statement. 

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Responding to Major Surendra Poonia, Maj General Asif Ghafoor wished Indian cricket team all the best for the tournament and said that sports are beyond political issues and conflicts. He added that Pakistanis truly have a big heart and he can ask Abhinandan about it.

”Good luck for WC19. We don’t equate sports with other things esp issues & conflicts. We Pakistanis are truly large at heart, ask Abhinandan. But you can’t understand this as it req moral values, a lacking displayed vs Eng. Yes, the teacup is with us, also Mig21 wreckage & much more,” Ghafoor responded. 

Social media community reacts:

The social media community, that witnessed the exchange of sour comments between both, also poured in their views. While some made some more Abhinandan jokes, others agreed that sports should be kept independent from war and conflicts, as it is a breeze of fresh air.

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