Hareem Shah, a well-known Pakistani TikToker and journalist, has ignited a wave of amusement on the X platform with her recent assertion following Pakistan’s loss to India in the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023.
This marks the eighth time Pakistan has faced defeat against their traditional rivals in the history of the tournament, further solidifying India’s 8-0 dominance in World Cup matches between the two teams.
While cricket experts diligently dissect the game to pinpoint the reasons behind Pakistan’s defeat in Ahmedabad, Hareem Shah has taken a rather extraordinary approach.
She boldly alleges that India’s triumph can be attributed to the mystical forces of “black magic.”
Hareem Shah conveyed her unconventional theory on the X platform, formerly known as Twitter, by sharing an image of a tantrik. Her insinuation is that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) enlisted the services of this “tantrik” to wield black magic on the Pakistan team, thus influencing the outcome of the match. In her post, she even explicitly named BCCI Secretary Jay Shah, urging BCCI to conduct an investigation.
Up to the time of this report, the BCCI had not issued any response to these claims. It is worth noting that during a critical juncture in the match, Pakistan stood at 155 runs for the loss of 2 wickets. However, the dismissal of Babar Azam by Mohammad Siraj proved to be a turning point, leading to a collapse in Pakistan’s batting lineup, resulting in a meager total of just 191 runs.
India’s bowlers, including Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj, Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya, and Kuldeep Yadav, each contributed with two wickets. Eventually, India clinched a comfortable victory, thanks to strong performances by Rohit Sharma, who scored 86 runs, and Shreyas Iyer, who remained unbeaten with 53*.
Hareem Shah’s post, shared on October 14, has sparked a flurry of reactions.
Many have found it amusing and seized the opportunity to poke fun at the TikTok sensation. Her post has garnered over 500K views, and here are some of the entertaining reactions it has triggered.