"Sania Mirza should play for Pakistan."
Sania Mirza was subjected to trolling for supporting her husband Shoaib Malik as well as the Pakistan cricket team.
Pakistan had faced Australia in the second T20 World Cup semi-final.
Pakistan chose to bat first and set the Australians a target of 177 to win.
Australia got off to a poor start. A stunning first over from Shaheen Afridi left the team 2-1.
David Warner hit back with a respectable 49 from 30 balls.
Australia fought back with Marcus Stoinis and Matthew Wade taking the total to 22 runs from the final 12 balls.
Hassan Ali dropped Wade’s shot in the penultimate over before the Australian hit three consecutive sixes for the win.
The aftermath saw people take to Twitter and for some, they decided to troll Indian tennis player Sania Mirza.
She was spotted in the crowd cheering her husband and his team on.
This sparked a wave of netizens calling for Sania’s Indian nationality to be revoked.
One person wrote: “Thanks Pakistan for taking Sania Mirza… now please take Swara Bhaskar… Rana Ayyub. Please please please.”
Another said: “Cancel Sania Mirza’s Indian citizenship.”
A third person commented: “Sania Mirza should play for Pakistan. We don’t need her anymore.”
Others did not mind that she supported Pakistan, but urged her to be honest about it.
A user said: “Not surprised Sania Mirza supporting Pakistan.
“It’s perfectly fine. But she needs to be honest about it, not hypocritical.”
Many anti-Pakistan tweets were happy that Pakistan lost, but said that the tennis player was the only Indian unhappy.
— Dyanemo Entertainment (@Dyanemo1) November 11, 2021
One comment read: “Raise your hand if you are happy that Sania Mirza lost today!”
Another person said: “Very few things in life are more painful than watching Sania Mirza cheering for the Pakistan cricket team.”
A third person said: “Sania Mirza in the stadium and supports Pakistan.
“Mother India has so many backstabbers.”
One netizen said: “Sania Mirza is clapping for enemy country Pakistan that kills our soldiers on a daily basis.”
She supporting pakistan, who martyer our soldier everyday
— Priyajyoti Das (@PPriyajyoti) November 11, 2021
Other social media users poked fun at her husband Shoaib Malik whilst referencing her support for Pakistan during the match.
Sania mirza After Malik Hiting Every Six…? pic.twitter.com/YI7VVJeYKF
— SYED OWIAS? (@Syedowias0) November 7, 2021
Another said: “Sania Mirza better give Shoaib Malik the best night of his life.”
Memes also flooded Twitter in relation to her support for Pakistan.
— Siddhesh (@Siddhes77332505) November 11, 2021
Australia’s thrilling win ends Pakistan’s hopes of a second T20 World Cup title.
Meanwhile, Australia, who have never won the tournament, will go on to face New Zealand in the final on November 14, 2021.