While interviewing the former international cricketer Mohammad Amir on his TV show, a Pakistani host was seen mocking the Indian captain Rohit Sharma in a very distasteful manner. The small audience in the studio was also spotted laughing off every cringe-worthy joke made about the 36-year-old, which got nastier by the second.
The exchange occurred between the Pakistani host and Mohammad Amir on Geo News, a prominent TV channel in the South Asian nation. It was about guessing the player on the screen with a blindfold on, with Rohit Sharma being displayed as the option.
When Amir asked the host for hints to make a correct guess, the latter started to insult Sharma continuously with terrible comments, including, “He is playing at this time, but you can consider him retired,” “If you were there, then he won’t have been there,” “Whenever you have played, he hasn’t stood a chance,” and “He likes Vada Pav,” among others.
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These kinds of interactions on TV shows, mainly in Pakistan and India, are considered normal for the cause. But unfortunately, it creates an environment of disdain and antipathy to thrive, not only in cricketing terms but also in general walks of life.
Coincidentally, when Mohammad Amir, the 31-year-old, retired from all forms of international cricket in 2020, he famously made a claim that Pakistan team management had “mentally tortured” him in the leadup to his decision.
On the other side, Rohit Sharma, the captain of Team India, is currently in England, preparing for the World Test Championship (WTC) Final against Australia, scheduled to be played from June 7 onwards at The Oval in London. He is looking to lead his side to victory in the summit clash of Test Cricket while hoping to secure the first-ever ICC trophy in over a decade for the country.