Confidence is fine but overconfidence at times can lead you into trouble.
Something similar happened with actor Rishi Kapoor on Sunday when the Indian cricket team lost the match to Pakistan with 180 runs in the ICC Champions Trophy finals.
A few days ago, like many other cricket fans, even the 64-year-old actor was cheering for team Pakistan in the semi-final match against England. The reason was only to witness the much-anticipated match between India and Pakistan.
Congratulations Pakistan! You enter finals? Wow! Good to see you wearing our colour BLUE! Get ready to be BLUED now! We will BLUE you away!— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) June 14, 2017
Soon after, Pakistan made its way to the finals beating England, Rishi Kapoor took to Twitter to not only express his joy but also to share his predictions before hand, which obviously was in favor of India.
We don’t need to say anything more! Tradition of destroying the opposition,as has always been the case,will continue! Blues are invincible! pic.twitter.com/q2IBs3zSdw— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) June 15, 2017
PCB. Cricket team bhejna please.Earlier Hockey ya Kho Kho team bhejin thin. Kyon ki 18th June(Fathers Day) Baap khel raha tumhare saath lol!— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) June 15, 2017
However, his tweet did not go down too well among some of the Pakistani supporters.
Expected some decency and maturity from an actor of your caliber. But looks like it’s too much to ask. RESPECT!— Madeeha Anwar (@MadeehaAnwar) June 15, 2017
.Tradition of destroying opposition???Mashallah!!! May the arrogance alone give you and all the arrogant Indian fans a lesson to learn. pic.twitter.com/EAhEw7vZU4— Khushal (@Khushal) June 15, 2017
Dear Fatty, you’re gonna get killed on Sunday. Chintu ki chitta. Aaja Apne Baap Ke PaaS.— Mohsin Khan (@MohsinKhanActor) June 15, 2017
hope that Educated Indians already know this tactic of using Pakistan hate to gain publicity. By dividing people you can never win anything— Farrukh Javed Abbasi (@FarrukhJAbbasi) June 15, 2017
@chintskap actions speak louder than words . Greens also know how to destroy the opposition … what say ? Pakistan 🇵🇰 zindabad 😊— Sameena Rehman (@Sameenarehman) June 18, 2017
Pak will destroy your blue but oh shit! Where would pak flush your derby as there are not enough toilets in your country.— Laraib Shahid Raja (@laraibshahidr) June 15, 2017
While many fans did come out in support of the actor.
Tel lene gaya decency.. terrorist log o se kis baat ki decency ???— manoj deb (@manojdeb) June 16, 2017
Tum log sirf dekhoge hi….karenge to hum….tumhara ….jai shree ram..🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳— Shankar Kholiya (@shankar_kholiya) June 15, 2017
He himself tried giving it back to some of the trolls.
Why do you people divert from the main contention. For me Cricket is huge. Talk on that,don’t digress. I know and my country knows who I am! https://t.co/r5Aum2h22l— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) June 15, 2017
Ye sab tum sab ko pata chalega 18 ko. He who laughs, laughs the last. O sorry angrezi Hai,tum kya samjho! Idiots https://t.co/W2Mu25NT1o— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) June 15, 2017
Rishi, later, decided to let it go in the next few tweets as it looked like the Twitter war was turning into a never ending debate.
Achcha choddo yaar. Tum log Jeeton aur hazaaron Baar jeeton sirf Terrorism bandh kar do yaar. Mujhe haar manzoor hai. We want peace and love— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) June 15, 2017
Yes that’s the way. Good luck yo you ! May the best win. https://t.co/CRXPxUuY6Z— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) June 16, 2017
Good one Sabir Nazar! Too many provocations made me say things. Anyway it’s become too complicated now so forget it. May the best team win! pic.twitter.com/VGNZPnMxvU— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) June 17, 2017
We all know that Pakistan didn’t win a single match against India in the longest time. And the anticipation was kind of obvious. However, contradictory to the actor’s prediction, the scene turned ugly on Sunday and team India unfortunately lost to Pakistan.
Rishi, nonetheless, was seen taking the loss in a good spirit.
Yes Pakistan, you have defeated us. Well played, outplayed us in all departments. Many congratulations, I concede. Best wishes!— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) June 18, 2017
Following his congratulatory message to team Pakistan, he once again was trolled on social media for his overconfident attitude.
Bharat Mata Ki Ajj Pakistan Nay Lee Or Bohat Zoor Ki Lee.— farooq Ahmed (@fkhan5800) June 18, 2017
Blues ki asses red kar ke bheja hai ab tou— Ezza. (@ezza_naveed) June 18, 2017
You know baap baap hota hy rishi kapoor .Pta chal gya tujy.?????— Zaheer Ahmad Yaseen (@ZaheerAhmadYas1) June 18, 2017
India ka bap kon ??? Bolo salo ab .gando ka bacho— junaid fiaz (@junaidfiaz) June 18, 2017
sharaab utar gai ha pig ki aulaaad— Mubeen Malik (@mubeenmalik) June 18, 2017
, the actor did what he’s best at doing !
Well, what Rishi Kapoor learnt this time is:
Ek baat to manna padega! My any type of tweet shakes the shackles of Pakistani youth whom I love. They reciprocate to me right or wrong! YO!— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) June 18, 2017
And, the lesson what Indian fans learnt here was :
You are good? Yes!! Invincible? No one is! Pakistan proved in England’s game. I am realistic not ignorant.— Rashid Butt (@Butt_Ra) June 16, 2017
(Feature Image Source: AFP)