Irfan Pathan hits back at Amit Mishra: The ongoing Twitter battle on social media between two former players of the Indian cricket team is not ending. Irfan Pathan, former all-rounder and currently doing commentary in IPL, has hit back at Amit Mishra on Saturday by sharing the picture of the Preamble of the Constitution. The controversy took place with Amit Mishra’s unwanted dig at Irfan Pathan’s ”My beautiful country’ tweet.
Taking aim at Mr Mishra without naming him, the former Indian pacer said, “Always followed this and I urge each citizen of our beautiful country to follow this. Please read and re-read…,” along with the image.
Let us inform that on 22 April, Irfan Pathan had made a tweet, in which he wrote, “My country, my beautiful country, has the potential to be the greatest country on earth.BUT………”
While neither explained the context of their tweets, the posts were interpreted by social media users in the backdrop of the violence in Delhi’s Jahangirpuri and communal clashes elsewhere in the country.
This tweet of Irfan Pathan became the subject of discussion, but Amit Mishra’s tweet that came after this gave more importance to this issue. Without naming Pathan, Mishra tweeted, “My country, my beautiful country, has the potential to be the greatest country on earth…..only if some people realise that our constitution is the first book to be followed.”
The former Indian all-rounder scalped 100 wickets in Test and 173 in the 50-over format of the game. He also picked up 28 wickets while representing India in T20 format. Pathan also scored close to 3,000 runs as a batsman in all three formats including one century and 11 half-centuries.
In contrast, Mishra had an average cricket career with the Indian team unlike Pathan, who achieved greater heights as an all-rounder. Mishra took 76 Test and 64 ODI wickets during his short international career.