Gambhir slams Kashmiri separatist over Pak's Champions Trophy win

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Gautam Gambhir

"A suggestion Mirwaiz Farooq why don't you cross the border?"

Senior Indian batsman Gautam Gambhir on Sunday hit out at Kashmiri separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq asking him to pack his bags and move to Pakistan after the latter hailed Pakistan's win over India in ICC Champions Trophy final. Mirwaiz took it to micro blogging site Twitter wrote, "Fireworks all around, feels like an early Eid here".

It is one thing to congratulate the opponent after a good win, quite something else to take jibes at your country for not winning a game against your fiercest rivals. Not only did his tweet respond to Farooq's message sharply, but it also took a dig at China's increasing "colonisation" of Pakistan.

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India's 180-run defeat at the hands of Pakistan in the recently concluded Champions Trophy was lauded by a Kashmir separatist leader, which invited cricketer Gautam Gambhir's ire. U will get better fireworks (Chinese?), Eid celebs there.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq had felicitated Pakistan on victory against England as well that could have perturbed Indian elite trying to get hold of restive region with fruitless efforts. He had earlier criticised the Kashmiri leaders for supporting Pakistan in final against India by tweeting, "For every slap on my army s Jawan lay down at least a 100 jihadi lives".

The celebration in Kashmir once again reiterated the fact that the masses in valley resonated with Pakistan contrary to the claims of the Indian elite.

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