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Mirwaiz cheers for Pak again, Gambhir suggests him to 'cross the border'

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Veteran Indian opener Gautam has suggested Kashmiri separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq to pack his bags and cross the border to go to in an apparent jibe taken on him after he congratulated the Cricket Team on their victory over Team in the Champions Trophy final held on Sunday.

tweeted, "A suggestion @MirwaizKashmir why don't u cross the border? U will get better fireworks (Chinese?), Eid celebs there.I can help u wid packing."

Farooq had earlier tweeted, "Fireworks all around, feels like an early Eid here. Better team took the day. Congratulations team #Pakistan."

Mirwaiz, a few days back too, had cheered for the Cricket Team after their win over England in the first semi-final match of the Champions Trophy.

The chairman of Hurriyat Forum tweeted, "As we were finishing taraweeh, could hear the fire crackers bursting, well played team #Paksitan. Best of luck for the finals!"

This tweet of his earned the ire of many, including political leaders, who asked the media and the people to ignore the comments made by 'anti-elements like him.'

Meanwhile, fans of the Indian Cricket Team have not been pleased with India's defeat and the locals in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur and Uttarkhand's Haridwar broke their TV sets and protested after Pakistan's win.

yesterday came out with a splendid all-round performance as they defeated arch-rival by 180 runs at The Oval to lift their maiden Champions Trophy title.

Chasing a challenging total of 339 runs, bowed down before the Pakistani bowlers and got all out for a mere score of 158 runs in 33.3 overs.

The only standout performance came from all-rounder Hardik Pandya who raised hopes through his brilliant innings of 76 off 43 balls after the team after they were reduced 72 for the loss of six wickets went in vain.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, June 19 2017. 08:54 IST
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