Shaista Fatima/ New Delhi
It may be curtains on theT20 world cup with England lifting the Cup for the second time but the aftermath of the final match played between Pakistan and England has continued to raise controversy on Twitter.
In a tug-of-war, Pakistan-born Indian singer Adnan Sami's tweet saying,"The better team won! Congratulations #England…It’s just a game. A great lesson not to prematurely expand chests by rhetorics towards other teams defeats!.." raised a strom in Pakistan and many people trolled Sami on social media.
The tweet came in response to India vs England semi-final where the latter defeated the former by 10 wickets.
The better team won! Congratulations #England…It’s just a game. A great lesson not to prematurely expand chests by rhetorics towards other teams defeats!— Adnan Sami (@AdnanSamiLive) November 13, 2022
The innocuous comment took a serious turn when a twitter user stated, "Interesting to see Muslims proving their loyalties..", to which Adnan Sami replied by saying, "We have loyalty to ONE nation - “INDIA”...
Interesting to see Muslims proving their loyalties. Do you like your next generations also do the same?— Mujahid (@Mujahid82699087) November 13, 2022
We have loyalty to ONE nation - “INDIA”🇮🇳…— Adnan Sami (@AdnanSamiLive) November 13, 2022
YOU on the other hand r so F***ing confused- Loyalty to flag? Sometimes, Army? (even though Army has thoroughly screwed you), Sometimes USA? Sometimes China? Sometimes Saudi??!!!
Ur future generations are truly confused F***Ks!!😒 https://t.co/SkUFvcMzsj
The conversation further extented when another user said, "Quaid e Azam was spot on: “They will spend rest of the lives trying to prove loyalty to Hindus”, to which Adnan replied, "But he failed to foresee that Pak will spend the rest of its life trying to shine the shoes of either USA, CHINA, SAUDI or ANYONE who would give them CHARITY.."
For the unversed Adnan Sami has both Pakistani and Indian roots as his father was a Pashtun and his mother a Kashmiri, while Adnan was born and brought up in the United Kingdom. He was bestowed Indian citizenship in 2016.
He was later conferred with India's highest civilian award, the Padma Shri.
In his latest tweets he cleared that he has no contempt against Pak or its citizens but only those who has treated him badly
1/3— Adnan Sami (@AdnanSamiLive) November 14, 2022
Many people ask me why I have such contempt towards Pakistan. The hard truth is that I have absolutely no contempt towards the people of Pakistan who have been good to me. I love everyone who loves me- period.
2/3— Adnan Sami (@AdnanSamiLive) November 14, 2022
However, I have major issues with the establishment. Those who truly know me will also know what that establishment did to me for many years which ultimately became one of the big reasons for me to leave Pak.
3/3— Adnan Sami (@AdnanSamiLive) November 14, 2022
One day, soon, I will expose the reality of how they treated me which no many know, least of all the general public which will shock many! I have remained silent about all this for many years, but will choose the right moment to tell all to the world…