Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Asia Cup 2023: #BHAvsPAK Trending on Social Media Instead of #INDvsPAK

Controversy over whether it is India or Bharat that is taking on Indo Pak cricket match too. Bharath word now in the field of cricket also. Its taking on Pakistan in the Super 4 clash of the Asia Cup at the R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.

The discourse on the name for the country has taken centre-stage ever since it emerged that President Draupadi Murmu’s invitation, for a dinner invitation for foreign dignitaries attending the G20 summit in the national capital over the weekend, bore the name.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi identified himself as the leader representing ‘Bharat’ at the G20 Summit in his opening remarks at the beginning of the two-day meeting.

It triggered a war of words on social media, with leaders from the ruling party as well the opposition also weighing in on the matter.

Indian cricket fans also started to use the term Bharat on social media along with India to refer to the Rohit Sharma-led side, so much so that the hashtag ‘BHAvsPAK’ started trending more than ‘INDvsPAK’.

Former opener Virender Sehwag too had put out his opinion on the matter, demanding that India should be replaced with Bharat on the player’s shirts for the upcoming 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup, slated to start later next month.

with input from News18

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