One of Pakistan’s finest and first ever batsmen ever to make us proud, known as Little Master and known for his performance in the world of cricket, Hanif Mohammad left us at the age of 81.
Cricket legends from all around the world were pouring tributes to his legacy – however, there was this one “famous” person who tweeting something inappropriate regarding the deceased – Rishi Kapoor.
Here’s what he tweeted:
Seen Hanif Mohammadji get out second ball first over to Ramakant Desaiji at Brabourne Stadium,Mumbai,as a kid. RIP! pic.twitter.com/4L3eOiq9yK
— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) August 11, 2016
His followers started tweeting how inappropriate his tweet was:
@chintskap You and your lame sarcasm; father of a flop hero
— Mustafa Rind (@Mustafarind1) August 11, 2016
@chintskap -You watched matches in d stadia? Strange. Your body or its language don’t suggest you ever been a sports person.
— SANJAY SHUKLA (@tinkushukla) August 12, 2016
Where were u when he scored triple century..?
— Beeba Munda (@BeebaMunda3) August 11, 2016
@chintskap Hm ny Tendulkar ko Shoaib Akhter 1st Ball pr Out hota bht dfa dekha hai……???
— Muhammad Asim Mansha (@asimessi) August 12, 2016
@chintskap you and your lame sarcasm at least show some respect to the dead
— Attiqullah Khan (@AttiqullahKhan) August 12, 2016
@chintskap a legend passes away, and instead of remembering him for his greatness, you tweeted about him getting out. You need help!
— Shahneel Baray (@shenhere) August 12, 2016
Other Indian cricketers, also regarded as legends tweeted very gracefully on the death of a Pakistani legend:
Relieved to hear about #HanifMohammad. May God give him the strength to fight the ill health.
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 11, 2016
My condolences on passing away of one of d icons of d game Hanif Mohammad.
You will continue to live in many hearts. pic.twitter.com/zSchL7DwJ5
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 11, 2016
Regardless of all the issues there are between the borders, it is highly disgraceful and inappropriate to mock another person’s death, let alone may it be a Pakistani.
Things would’ve never been the same had it been for an Indian legend who lived a legacy and died.