“MS Dhoni Wasn’t Allowed In 2019,” Fans slam ICC Over Rizwan’s Tweet For Gaza

Mohammad Rizwan who has been Pakistan’s stellar contributor with the bat guided his team to a six-wicket win over Sri Lanka with a sensational century. Soon after that, he created a massive controversy with his recent tweet on the ongoing Gaza–Israel violent conflict.

In his tweet, he dedicated his hundred and Pakistan’s victory “for our brothers and sisters in Gaza”. Rizwan tweeted, “This was for our brothers and sisters in Gaza. Happy to contribute to the win. Credits to the whole team and especially Abdullah Shafique and Hassan Ali for making it easier. Extremely grateful to the people of Hyderabad for the amazing hospitality and support throughout.”

"MS Dhoni Wasn’t Allowed In 2019," Fans slam ICC Over Rizwan's Tweet For Gaza

However, his tweet could land him in trouble with the ICC, after the Indians brought up the fact that the ICC had set a yardstick when telling MS Dhoni to remove an army insignia from his wicketkeeping gloves during the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2019.

However, at that time, MS Dhoni accepted the ICC’s decision to not make any political gestures, when playing in an ICC tournament. Meanwhile, the tweet from Mohammad Rizwan created chaos on Twitter, with Indian fans lashing him for showing support to Gaza, which is home to the Hamas terrorists.

Fans recall the incident with MS Dhoni in 2019 after Mohammad Rizwan’s tweet about Gaza:

One fan tweeted: “Dhoni was forced to removed the gloves having the logo of army balidan and icc had a saying indians are making political statement in the world cup yesterday mhd rizwan scored a century which he dedicated to the people of Palestine is this fair ??? Pls look into this ?”

Another fan tagged ICC, saying: “Can’t alow Army insignia on MS Dhoni’s gloves, but mohammad rizwan can make political religious comment during icc tournaments, Slow claps for @ICC & @BCCI”