KARACHI: England’s famous fan page Barmy Army was brutally trolled by Pakistan-India fans for posting a controversial tweet and compared the rivalry between both sides with the Ashes.
Cricket fever was on a high on Sunday as the two bitter rivals – India and Pakistan – came face to face again in a span of one week.
Pakistan clinched a five-wicket thrilling victory over India in the Super Fours of the ongoing Asia Cup 2022 to avenge their Group A defeat.
Earlier on August 28, India claimed an alike victory over Pakistan to start their Asia Cup on a high. The Group A match too went down to the wire before India sealed a thrilling five-wicket victory.
While many cricket enthusiasts and ex-players expressed their pleasure at the exciting matches between the two teams, England’s Barmy Army infuriated supporters on both sides by comparing the Pakistan-India rivalry with the Ashes.
Following the most-anticipated clash, England’s Barmy Army wrote, “Ashes > India vs Pakistan anyway,” a comment that enraged fans from both countries.
Ashes > India vs Pakistan anyway
— England's Barmy Army (@TheBarmyArmy) September 4, 2022
Here’s how India and Pakistan fans reacted to the tweet:
Sorry but wrong
— Talal Mazhar🇵🇰 (@MazaharTalal) September 4, 2022
The fact that we you have to tweet this , we understand 🤣
— Arun B (@realarun82) September 4, 2022
A Pakistan fan then took a hilarious dig at England’s Barmy Army and termed the Karachi-Lahore rivalry bigger than the Ashes.
Lahore qalander Vs Karachi kings >>>ashes
— Babar Azam fan (@irfanbabarfan) September 4, 2022
A user replied to Barmy Army’s tweet and thanked the English fan page for uniting the Pakistan-India fans.
thank you barmy army for uniting indian and pakistani fans in the quotes and comments https://t.co/ZTYRm8vnPH
— tanya (@ch3rryw8n3) September 5, 2022
Former India cricketer Wasim Jaffer also slammed Barmy Army for the analogy. Referring to England’s humiliating 0-5 defeat in the Ashes.
“If I was an England fan, with the Ashes record Eng has, I’d downplay the Ashes if anything,” Jaffer wrote.
If I was an England fan, with the Ashes record Eng has, I'd downplay the Ashes if anything 😅 #INDvPAK https://t.co/zqFbIyt2lv
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) September 5, 2022
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