Indo-Pak fans spar online over video showing Pakistan players walking past IPL final playing on TV | Cricket News

The Pakistan team is currently in England, involved in a four-match T20I series; and when a video emerging from the tour showed the players walking past a TV playing the Indian Premier League (IPL) final, fans from India and Pakistan got involved in a war of words online — for and against the IPL.
Strained relations between the two countires has kept Pakistan players out of the cash-rich league over the past several editions, which has often led to resentment across the border.
In the video circulating on social media, Pakistan players could be seen walking through what appears to be a lounge as the television in the background could be seen airing the IPL final between Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Soon after the video went viral, response from Pakistan fans started saying their players “ignored IPL final”, leading to a war of words between fans from the two neighbouring countries that are traditional rivals in cricket.

Some members of the Pakistan media also got involved in poking fun at the league that has gone on to become the best and the most fiercely-contested T20 league in the world ever since its inception in 2007.
Pakistan rivaled it by establishing their T20 franchise tournament, the Pakistan Super League. However, the IPL’s popularity remains unmatched across the world.
Here are some of the response to the video on microblogging platform ‘X’:


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