Virat Kohli in exchange for Fawad Khan? Pakistanis and Indians swap celebrities on Twitter

Virat Kohli in exchange for Fawad Khan? Pakistanis and Indians swap celebrities on Twitter

Giving up Fawad Khan might be too high a price for us to even consider.
02 Nov, 2021

There's no denying that Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli seems to have it all — mad talent in cricket, smouldering good looks and well, Anushka Sharma as a partner. So when Pakistani Twitter saw the opportunity to get their hands on Kohli, they went after it and it looks like Indian Twitter is ready to give him to us in exchange for a few of our own coveted celebrities.

Kohli recently lashed out at "the spineless people" who abused Indian bowler Muhammad Shami after the Indian cricket team lost a match to Pakistan in the ICC Men's T20 World Cup. Kohli has since been the target of malicious online trolling himself. He's been criticised for backing Shami as well as India's below average performance in the T20 World Cup. According to NDTV, a rape threat against the cricketer's nine-month-old daughter also surfaced online.

Many on Pakistani Twitter were not happy with the treatment Kohli has recently received and one Twitter user asked that he be handed over to Pakistan if Indians didn't want him anymore.

"Give us Virat Kohli if you guys don't like him anymore," announced the Twitter user.

Indian Twitter stumbled upon the request and they were more than ready to give up Kohli for a few celebrities in return.

A few Indians wanted singer Ali Zafar.

More than a few wanted actor Fawad Khan

In fact, Indian Twitter was ready to swap in the whole cricket team in exchange for Fawad. We understand, he is a national treasure after all.

They were willing to give the entire team in return for singer Atif Aslam too.

Indian Twitter didn't just stop there. They want Mahira Khan, Sajal Aly, Mawra Hocane and Hareem Farooq too.

Boy they really want Mahira alright.

Not so fast Indian Twitter! If you're making a bid on some of our best A-listers then we're going to go after a few of yours in addition to Kohli. For starters, give us Sharma so that Kohli feels less lonely in Pakistan. Kind of you to make the offer yourself.

Actually, give us Sharma and Deepika Padukone.

If Bollywood superstars aren't your thing then hand over Shah Rukh Khan too!

We're going to draw a line on giving away our cricketers though. We've got a T20 World Cup to win after all.

We're glad to know that despite all the rivalries on and off the cricket pitch, Pakistanis and Indians can still banter like nobody's business online. There's nothing like some lighthearted, friendly cross border tweets to remind us of that.