Former Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh and former Pakistani pacer Mohammad Amir engaged into an ugly war of words in Twitter.
After Virat Kohli and co lost the match against Pakistan by 10 wickets, a battle started between the two which involved eight tweets in total. It all started when Mohammad Amir after Pakistan’s maiden win over India in World Cup after 12 straight losses, tagged veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh. Amir asked in the tweet whether the spinner broke his Television or not after India’s shambolic defeat. The off spinner was earlier involved in a banter between Shoaib Akhtar before the match.
The off spinner responded by sharing a video of him hitting a six off Amir to win the 2010 Asia Cup match for India. Harbhajan Singh smashed a six when India required 3 off 2 deliveries.
The left armer then responded by posting a video of Shahid Afridi hitting sixes off Harbhajan Singh’s bowling in a test match which seems to have triggered the right arm off spinner. Things turned out to be ugly from thereon.
‘Bhajji’ then reminded Amir of what happened at Lords in 2010 in a test match between England and Pakistan. Amir was found guilty of fixing the match. Harbhajan questioned Amir about how much he took to bowl a no ball at Lords and who gave that money. Harbhajan further slammed him for disgracing the beautiful game o cricket.
Mohammad Asif, Mohammad Amir, and Salman Butt were involved in a spot-fixing scandal during Pakistan’s tour of England back in 2010. All three of them were handed substantial bans, but Pakistan decided to bring back Amir in international cricket in 2016.
The fight did not stop there. Mohammad Amir went on to use derogatory language towards the Indian spinner.