Indian’s put Twitter on fire as cricket star Navjot Singh Sidhu attended Imran Khan’s oath taking ceremony when he was invited by the elected prime minister after his win along with other cricketers like Kapil Dev and Sunil Gavaskar who declined the invitation because of their prior engagements.
However, being an advocate of peace for both nations Sidhu claimed that he is here as an “Ambassador of goodwill” and wants to boast friendly terms between both neighbors by following gestures like these.
“These moments of democratic change in Pakistan are very important. I feel lucky that Imran Khan, being a friend, invited me. It is an honor for me. I am going to Pakistan as a goodwill ambassador. I am going there with the hope that relations between our two nations will improve,” former Indian cricketer told media.
But on the contrary, India fumes on Twitter while expressing their rage and fret over cricketer turned politician for attending the ceremony. Moreover, Twitteratis questioned his credibility while blowing out at him for exchanging pleasantries with Bajwa.
Few linked this to the recent terrorist attack in Sopor while questioning on his priorities as an Indian politician or as Imran Khan’s friend.
Here’s how Twitter reacts on it:
What a Shameless man @INCIndia Minister Navjot Sidhu is he Hugged Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa in #ImranKhan ‘s PM Oath Ceremony. So Mr Rahul Gandhi your Minister is Hugging Pakistani Army Chief what do you want to Say @RahulGandhi #NavjotSinghSidhu pic.twitter.com/V84n9qJiNE
— Deepak Shahi (@AtheistSanyasi) August 18, 2018
What comes first nation or friendship ? Navjot Singh sidhu let the nation down !
He was hugging Pakistan Army chief Lt. Gen. Bajwa in #ImranKhan ‘s swearing in ceremony when even 2day there is a terrorist attack in sopor.
— deeps (@bhoolbhulaiya_) August 18, 2018
At the same time, few called him traitor;
— ANI (@ANI) August 18, 2018
Shame on you. You insulted Guru Arjan DeviJi’s martyrdom. #ImranKhan
— Tanya (@UrbanRangoli) August 18, 2018
#NavjotSinghSidhu visited the traitors like a moron who are torturing our brave countryman Kulbhushan and many more. 100s of soldiers have been martyred due to their army’s terroristic behaviour. #Pakistan
— Radhika Maheshwari (@Radhika80845508) August 18, 2018
Today #NavjotSinghSidhu dishonour our country!No matter how strong ur friendship is& what ur intentions to went out there bt as a senior politician he shuld understand that country is much bigger than anything!He hugged him in the name of goodwill gesture bt its a act of traitor! pic.twitter.com/PCq4U3EPsv
— Prabhav Jain (@_iam_mr_nobody_) August 18, 2018
— ABP News (@abpnewstv) August 18, 2018
While few appreciated his step;
Proud of #NavjotSinghSidhu!!Finally there’s some leader who is so brave and a very good soul.I thank @INCIndia for giving permission to Navjot singh https://t.co/LEybYSl7Ji can really improve our relationship with our brother nation Pakistan #ImranKhanPrimeMinister
— Bhavesh Murria (@MurriaBhavesh) August 18, 2018
We all should spread as much love as possible between citizens of both countries.
Proud of u Sidhu for your Pakistan Goodwill visit
— Sunil Kakrania (@sunilkakrania) August 18, 2018
As @ImranKhanPTI swears in as the 22nd Wazir- e-Azam or PM of #Pakistan here’s wishing him all the very best in building a #NayaPakistan & bringing Tabdeeli in the lives of his peoples . Absolutely glad paaji #NavjotSinghSidhu is there !!
— Tehseen Poonawalla (@tehseenp) August 18, 2018
— Lady Flynn (@lobo0_solitario) August 18, 2018
Briefly, Navjot Singh Sidhu came to Pakistan on 17th August right before Khan’s oath taking ceremony as a beam of hope for the dark side of Indo-Pak relations!