Sheikh Rasheed pakistan India: Pakistan’s Home Minister Sheikh Rashid has termed the victory over India in the T20 World Cup as a victory for Islam. Rashid had posted a video message on Twitter shortly after the victory on Sunday.
Rashid went so far as to say, “The sentiments of Muslims around the world, including those of India, are with Pakistan. Congratulations to Islam. Long live Pakistan. ”
Pakistan is an Islamic country, but after Pakistan’s victory over India, the home minister is presenting his country as a representative of Muslims around the world. India is a constitutionally secular country and has the second largest Muslim population in the world after Pakistan. Sheikh Rashid has spoken in the video message as he did By Declare yourself the spokesperson of Indian Muslims.
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However, this is not the first time such a statement has been made by Pakistan. The then Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik had apologized to the Muslim world after losing to India in the 2007 Twenty20 World Cup final. At the time, Shoaib Malik was not married to Indian tennis star Sania Mirza. The couple was married in 2010. Pakistan lost the final of the 2007 Twenty20 Cricket World Cup. Shoaib Malik was then the captain of the Pakistan team. Shoaib Malik is also part of the Pakistan team in this World Cup, but is not the captain.