T20 Fervour: Users changing profile pictures in support of Pakistan Cricket Team


Srinagar: As the big guns in world T20 Cricket Tournament are yet to take on each other, Pakistan cricket team supporters have started changing their profile pictures on social networking site facebook expressing their support to the Shahid Afridi led Pakistan team for the international tournament that is being held in India.

   The sixth edition of the ICC World Twenty20 will be played across eight cities in India and the final of the tournament will be played on April 3 at the iconic Eden Garden’s Stadium in Kolkata.

    To cater to cricket fans around the world, social media giant Facebook and its photo-sharing app Instagram have tied up with the International Cricket Council (ICC) to let fans support their teams competing in the World Twenty20 tournament. Under the tie-up, the fans can add temporary profile picture frames to show support for their favourite teams.

    The facebook users in Kashmir are busy in changing profile pictures in support of Pakistan cricket team. Thousands of fb users have already changed their profile pictures showing support or Pakistan team.

    These profile pictures have invited reactions from the users while some of the non-Kashmiri users have expressed astonishment the way people in Kashmir have changed profile pictures in support of Green Shirts. “I can’t believe this. Kashmir being part of India and still people supporting Pakistan. What’s the matter with you guys,” reacts a non-state subject.

   “No doubt I stand for Independent Kashmir and do not support Pakistan. But when it comes to cricket my heart beats for Pakistan,” writes a Kashmiri netizen.

   Sarcastically a Kashmiri user has written that Pakistan will again disappoint us and will not win a single match in the tournament. (CNS)    

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