In a bizarre incident, a parody Twitter handle of the cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu gained a lot of attention, as the account drafted a tweet stating that he has now left India, and is traveling towards Pakistan in order to attend the swearing-in of the Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. The Prime Minister of Pakistan won by winning the majority seats, and since he himself was a former cricketer, he sent out invitations to many of the cricketing world requesting them to attend the swearing-in ceremony. Reports suggest that Sidhu is all set to arrive in Pakistan on Friday, and accepted his invitation way back in August, while other eminent personalities such as Sunil Gavaskar and Kapil Dev decided not to attend the ceremony. In the tweet drafted by the parody account states that " Leaving home to visit Pakistan I'm very excited to see Imran Khan and I am very lucky that Imran Khan called me."Although it might not be hard for many Netizens to be fooled as the account earlier posted that he was very happy in order to be accepting the invitation and had also called him a ' man of character'.
Here is the tweet!
The tweet has gained a lot of attention from Netizens across the border thanking him for coming all the way to Pakistan and attending the swearing-in and also promised Navjot Singh Sidhu great hospitality in the country.
Here are some of their reactions!
Earlier this month, Navjot Singh Sidhu stated that he has accepted the invitation given to him by Imran Khan for his swearing-in ceremony as Pakistan's Prime Minister, following his party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)'s win in the recently concluded elections in the country. The others who received an invitation for this occasion were fellow cricketers Kapil Dev and Sachin Tendulkar, as well as Bollywood actor Aamir Khan. Imran's party also asked their foreign office regarding the possibility of inviting Indian PM Narendra Modi for the event. Of all the invited individuals, Sidhu is the first to have responded. And the former Indian cricketer has decided to attend the swearing-in ceremony. He said, "I thank Mr. Khan (Imran). I have a very personal relationship with him. There has been a relationship since 1983 when I first met him in Faridabad."