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ICJ verdict on Kulbhushan Jadhav: Virender Sehwag, Mohammad Kaif hit pro-Pakistan trolls for a sixmid-day online correspondentMumbaiMay 19, 2017, 06:00 IST
In what is a major boost for India, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Thursday stayed the execution of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, who has been sentenced to death by a Pakistan military court on charges of espionage and subversive activities.
Indians rejoiced at the news and many took to social media to 'celebrate'. Among those who took to Twitter to express their happiness were former India cricketers Mohammad Kaif and Virender Sehwag.
Sehwag, the Kings XI Punjab's director of cricket operations, took to Twitter and wrote: "Satyamev Jayate ! #KulbhushanJadhav." While Kaif, the Gujarat Lions assistant coach, tweeted: "Congratulations India. Thanks to the International Court of Justice , justice has prevailed. #KulbhushanJadhav."
Virender Sehwag with then teammate Mohammad Kaif sring an ODI vs West Indies at Warner Park cricket oval in Basseterre in Saint Kitts on May 23, 2006. Pic/AFP
While most of their followers rejoiced with them, there were some who tried to troll the two.
A troll who targeted Sehwag posted, "You guys hv less brains? The final decision yet to come and even though icj stays whtever we ll hang him go where ever on ur choic#pak."
Kaif faced a little more personal attack. The troll asked him to remove ‘Mohammad’ from his name. The hater posted, "Please remove Mohammad from your name first!"
But both the former cricketers rose to the occasion and shut down their trolls with aplomb. Sehwag was his usual self, while the troll may have thought he was bowling a bouncer, for Viru it was a half-volley and he dealt with it accordingly. Trolling the troll by reminding him that Pakistan has never beaten India in the World Cup, the 38-year-old Delhiite replied, "In your dreams, just like beating India in a World Cup. Kutta Paalo, Billi Paali, galat fahmi mat paalo. #KulbushanJadhav."
Kaif was elegance personified as he replied with, "Wow ! If I support India's victory, I should remove Mohammad. I am proud of my name. Aamir means "full of life", you need to get one."
Satyamev Jayate !#KulbhushanJadhav— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) May 18, 2017
THE TROLL RESPONDED WITH:
@virendersehwag You guys hv less brains? The final decision yet to come and even though icj stays whtever we ll hang him go where ever on ur choic#pakðÂÂÂ— Farhan Zahoor (@FarhanZahoor124) May 18, 2017
VIRU HIT HIM OUT OF THE PARK WITH:
Congratulations India.— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) May 18, 2017
Thanks to the International Court of Justice , justice has prevailed.#KulbhushanJadhav
THE TROLL POSTED:
@MohammadKaif Please remove Mohammad from your name first !— Aamir Akram (@AamirAk12) May 18, 2017
Wow ! If I support India's victory , I should remove Mohammad. I am proud of my name. Aamir means "full of life" , you need to get one. https://t.co/eJrAqNioA2— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) May 18, 2017
KAIF ALSO SAID:
1.Nobody is Thekedaar of any religion.— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) May 18, 2017
2. No name is copyrighted by the Thekedaars.
3.India is by far the most inclusive & tolerant country.