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Yuvraj Singh, Hardik Pandya Show Cold Shoulder Over Solidarity Remark

After losing out against Pakistan in the ICC Champions Trophy final by 180 runs, Times Now reporter on Monday was trying to get a view from Indian players in order to record their statements — to know why Men in Blue-led by Virat Kohli did not replicate hockey team to wear the black armbands – to express solidarity with the soldiers  in Jammu and Kashmir.

It’s pertinent to note, the hockey team routed Pakistan by 7-1 on Sunday some 10 miles away from the Kennington Oval where cricket team met in the eight edition of the ICC Champions Trophy.

Using the hashtag ‘Cricketers forget Braves’ on micro-blogging site Twitter, Times Now posed a pertinent question that shouldn’t cricketers stand up against anti-national elements while asking Virat Kohli, could have taken a leaf out of hockey team — to show the solidarity, adding the match fee could’ve been donated to the cops.

“I won’t be answering, I am sorry. We are not allowed to [speak],” responded all-rounder Hardik Pandya to Times Now, before leaving the place in a car.

On the other side, Hardik Pandya played a blinder of an innings against Pakistan which saw him registering 43-ball 76 which including six towering sixes and four boundaries before a misunderstanding saw him trudging off the ground while swearing at Ravindra Jadeja, who was the culprit according to him.

“@hardikpandya7 refuses to take TIMES NOW question on why they didn’t copy hockey team and pay tribute to martyrs #CricketersForgetBraves,” Times Now tweeted.

Moreover, the 35-year-old Yuvraj Singh, who scored 22 off 31 balls against Pakistan in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy, didn’t respond before seemingly asking a security man to take control of the situation.

However, the reporter namely Jonathan kept repeating the question: ‘Yesterday, the Indian hockey team wore black armbands in solidarity with the dead soldiers in Kashmir. Do you think that was a good thing?’

“@YUVSTRONG12 refuses to take TIMES NOW question on why they didn’t copy hockey team and pay tribute to martyrs #CricketersForgetBraves,” Times Now added.


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Tahir Ibn Manzoor is a staffer at Sportzwiki.com, who follows cricket like food after listening to running commentary on a transistor radio when he was only eight, and penned down the scorecard when he turned 11. Twitter, Instagram: TahirIbnManzoor