World Cup 2023: Pakistani Cricketers Express Solidarity With Gaza

Last week, wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan dedicated his side’s win over Sri Lanka during the tournament to his brothers and sisters in Gaza

World Cup 2023: Pakistani Cricketers Express Solidarity With Gaza

While Israel continues its indiscriminate bombardment, Pakistani cricket players, who are in India for the ICC Men's World Cup, have voiced sympathy with the people of Gaza.

The Health Ministry in Gaza reports that at least 3,061 Palestinians have died and over 13,750 more have been wounded as a result of Israel's shelling.

Pakistan has categorically condemned the Israeli atrocities and called for an immediate cessation of the bombardment, which has not even spared hospitals or schools, in solidarity with its Palestinian brothers and sisters.

In an effort to lessen the suffering of the Palestinian people, the Pakistani government has also made the decision to send humanitarian aid supplies to Gaza immediately.

The Pakistani cricket players, who collectively have a huge fan base, put up Palestine flags on X, a platform that was once known as Twitter.

In addition to supporting the innocent Palestinians, leg-spinner Usama Mir, and all-rounders Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, and Iftikhar Ahmed expressed their wish for peace.

Aside from the World Cup team, former cricket players also shared messages endorsing the Palestinian cause.

Mohammad Rizwan, the wicketkeeper-battler, dedicated his team's victory over Sri Lanka to his "brothers and sisters in Gaza" last week.

Many sports celebrities have been using their powerful voices to raise awareness of the increasingly dire situation of Palestinians and the need for peace in the region through Instagram stories, posts, and tweets.

In the current conflict, India has backed Israel, and Rizwan has been accused of supporting the Palestinians in a post.