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Harbhajan Singh's dig on Pakistani flag irks many fans; see tweet

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Jul 24, 2019, 1:04 pm IST
Updated : Jul 24, 2019, 1:04 pm IST

Taking to Twitter, the former India spinner took an indirect dig at Pakistan without mentioning its name.

Former Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh. (Photo: File)
 Former Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh. (Photo: File)

Mumbai: As India celebrated the successful launch of Chandrayaan-2, many celebrities took it to social media to congratulate the scientists of Indian space agency ISRO.

However, one such congratulatory wish by former Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh has displeased many people.

Taking to Twitter, the former India spinner took an indirect dig at Pakistan without mentioning its name.

“Some countries have moon on their flags. While some countries having their flags on moon,” the bowler tweeted, along with flags of countries that have the crescent moon on its flag. He also posted flags of the four countries, who have successfully carried out lunar missions.

Activist and CPI(ML) member Kavita Krishnan wrote a strong reply to Harbhajan. "May I disturb this bigoted story of yours with some reality? This is the Nepal flag, also with the crescent moon on it. Literally 'flagging' all 'Muslim' countries, is the essence of Islamophobic baiting & profiling," Krishnan wrote.

While some people considered Singh's tweet as a joke, others slammed his tweet saying it was 'racist' and 'Islamophobic' in nature.

Tags: harbhajan singh, chandrayaan 2
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