Pakistani sports writer Zainab Abbas has left India before of Pakistan’s match against Sri Lanka after charges of anti-India tweets triggered outrage on social media.
Many social media users chastised the Pakistani sports pundit for prior remarks against India and the Hindu population. Many of them agreed with the choice.
Zainab Abbas was supposed to cover the ICC World Cup in India in 2023. However, she was allegedly ejected from the nation before of Pakistan’s match against Sri Lanka in Hyderabad. Her previous remarks against India and Hindus looked to be the catalyst for her expulsion.
There is no official word on whether she was deported from India or fled on her own. A lawyer recently filed a complaint against Zainab Abbas, accusing her of making insulting statements towards the Hindu community and India on social media.
When the news broke, social media was swamped with varied emotions. Some people praised the decision, while others criticized ICC.
“Zainab Abbas has been deported.” “When will Waqar Younis be @BCCI @JayShah?” one user on X, previously Twitter, tweeted.
Aside from comments directed at Zainab Abbas, several netizens condemned the ICC for her expulsion. Many others tweeted in support of the Pakistani pundit.
Zainab Abbas revealed her delight about traveling to India to cover the World Cup before arrival. “There was always a curiosity on what lies on the other side, more cultural similarities than differences, rivals on the field but bonding off the pitch, the same language & love for art & a country with a billion people, right here to represent, to create content & bring in expertise from the best in the business,” she wrote in her most recent post on X. Humbled to be presenting for the @ICC at the Cricket World Cup 2023 in India, a 6-week adventure away from home begins.