The former Chief Minister of J&K Mehbooba Mufti feels that it is the Orange jersey (India’s new away kit) that is the reason for the end of winning streak for Team India in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 as they went down to England.
Team Indian had sported a new ‘away jersey’ — which has splattering of orange on the shoulders and the back — in their Sunday encounter against England which they lost by 31 runs at Edgbaston in Birmingham.
“Call me superstitious but I’d say it’s the jersey that ended India’s winning streak in the ICC World Cup 2019,” tweeted Mufti.
However as her comments got huge media attention she tweeted again this morning, “My tweet about India’s performance (all in good humour) got more traction than a BJP leader asking Hindus to gangrape Muslim women. Are such appalling statements intentionally being brushed under the rug? An innocuous tweet evokes strong reactions but why no outrage against this.
Before that she had also tweeted about Pakistan fans supporting India to beat England.
“Pakistani cricket fans are rooting for India to win the match against England. Chalo kum say kum cricket ke bahaane, for a change both countries are on the same page,” she had tweeted.
In what was a must-win game for England, Eoin Morgan’s men came out with a complete performance as they first posted a mammoth target of 338 for India and then restricted them to 306/5 in their full quota of 50 overs.