Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict: Mohammad Kaif praises ICJ, gets hate message from Pakistan

Updated On : 18 May , 2017 , 11:03 PM
A file photo of cricketer Mohammad Kaif.
A file photo of cricketer Mohammad Kaif.
New Delhi:

Cricketer Mohammad Kaif found himself in the eye of storm on Thursday after he expressed his happiness on stay on Kulbhushan Jadhav's death sentence by a Pakistani military court on espionage charges. In a tweet, the former Team India player praised the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in Hague for its decision in favour of Jadhav.

The ICJ has also asked Pakistan to grant India consular access in Kulbhushan Jadhav death penalty case.

"Congratulations India. Thanks to the International Court of Justice , justice has prevailed. #KulbhushanJadhav" Kaif had tweeted on his Twitter handle.

Right after his post, a Twitter user from Pakistan (according to his profile) asked him to remove 'Mohammad' from his name giving it a religious twist.

Read | ICJ order in Kulbhushan Jadhav case: 'Don't execute him, India should have been given consular access as per Vienna convention'

Taken aback by the abrupt response, Kaif gave him a piece of mind in his own style.

"Wow ! If I support India's victory , I should remove Mohammad. I am proud of my name. Aamir means "full of life" , you need to get one." Kaif tweeted.

Read | ICJ says Pakistan shouldn't execute kulbhushan Jadhav: Here's full text of verdict

The comment didn't go down well with several Twitteratti who came out in support of the cricketer.

First Published : Thursday, May 18, 2017 10:04 PM
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