‘Bharat vs Pakistan’ Trends: India vs Pakistan hashtag trended on X during the Super-4 match of India-Pakistan Asia Cup 2023
The keywords ‘IndiavsPak’ and ‘BHAvsPAK’ started trending on X (formerly Twitter) during the Asia Cup 2023 Super-4 match between India and Pakistan in Colombo on Sunday. Amidst the discussion about changing the name of the country from India to Bharat, cricket fans did not forget this topic during the India vs Pakistan high voltage match.
During the match, many fans used Bharat instead of the name India and posted with BHA hashtag instead of the word IND. The hard work of the fans paid off and this keyword started trending.
Gavaskar-Sehwag have also given their opinion in the debate on changing the name of the country to Bharat instead of India.
Amidst the ongoing debate on changing the name of the country from India to just Bharat, famous sports personalities had also expressed their opinion recently. Great batsmen Sunil Gavaskar and Virender Sehwag had openly expressed their opinion on this issue.
Gavaskar had said that the real name should remain ‘Bharat’. But whatever change is made in the name, it should be changed everywhere. Whereas Virender Sehwag had appealed to the Board of Control for Cricket in India i.e. BCCI that in the upcoming ICC World Cup, the name Bharat should be written on the jersey of Team India instead of India.
Sehwag wrote on X (formerly Twitter), “I have always believed that the name should be such that it makes us proud. We are Indians. India is a name given by the British, and it has taken a long time to officially get back our original name ‘Bharat’. I request BCCI and Jay Shah to ensure that our players have India written on their chest in this World Cup.”
Sehwag cited examples of other countries using their indigenous names in global tournaments as an example.
Sehwag wrote, “In the 1996 World Cup, Netherlands came to play the World Cup as India and Holland. In 2003, when we met them, they were, and still are, Netherlands. Burma has changed the name given by the British to Myanmar. And many others have gone back to their original names.”