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.


Rayhan Nov 02, 2021 07:18pm
Hehe ... all in good fun. Wonderful to see people from both sides joking around and enjoying the tweets.
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Ahsan Gul Nov 02, 2021 07:19pm
No exchange, take Fawad and let him live there
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Zak Nov 02, 2021 07:27pm
Never. Fawad Khan us a national asset.
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Abbasshah Nov 02, 2021 07:54pm
List is increasing by the day,at least the celebrity s &young people ‘r not hateful.
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Tanvir Khan Nov 02, 2021 08:37pm
Virat Kohli against Fawad Chaudhry is a win-win barter!
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Aruj Nov 02, 2021 09:56pm
Virat will never need to have a YouTube channel like starving ex Pakistani cricketers who need the bread money. Sad.
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Aam Aadmi Nov 02, 2021 10:00pm
Thank you Dawn for this hilarious collection. You have a class and you are my everyday source of credible news about important happenings in the world.
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Shakir Nov 02, 2021 10:01pm
Sounds good
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Sanjay Rao Nov 02, 2021 10:47pm
Actually, we just need Shahid Afridi.
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Khan Nov 02, 2021 11:44pm
@Aruj You must be either naive or jealous if you think that. They are well paid cricketers not only by Pak govt but they earn from advertisements and Country cricket too.
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M. Saeed Nov 03, 2021 12:01am
After all they, speak the same language and can all freely exchange views.
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Zak Nov 03, 2021 12:02am
@Ahsan Gul No exchange, take Fawad and let him live there All Pakistanis are too valuable. Keep yours, your side.
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Zak Nov 03, 2021 12:03am
@Abbasshah List is increasing by the day,at least the celebrity s &young people ‘r not hateful. Not so, for plight of Kashmiris in IOK. Never ever forget them.
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Zak Nov 03, 2021 12:05am
Two different and diverse cultures and mindsets, neither will fit in the other ones country.
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Zak Nov 03, 2021 12:07am
India needs humanitarian and tolerant people like Kohli to dampen the extremists and fascists like modi.
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NYS Nov 03, 2021 12:07am
No exchange thank you
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Mani Nov 03, 2021 01:37am
@Aruj retired but still love talking about cricket. Dream job if you ask me.
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Haris Nov 03, 2021 01:42am
I am all the way for an exchange of Virat with Fawad.
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AJ Nov 03, 2021 01:53am
Bonus Mein aap Ko Nawaz Sharif Bhee mealy gaaaa….
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Anonymouseee Nov 03, 2021 02:36am
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Sarfaraz Nov 03, 2021 04:27am
Think about if both countries had a good relationship then all of us would be enjoying best of both without any restrictions. I hope that day will come someday.
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Rahim Nov 03, 2021 05:13am
Jobless people. Someone will say they are ready to swap Kohli for Azad Kashmir. Could we give up? No no no no…
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Masood Khan Nov 03, 2021 08:05am
Give us Modi and we will give the entire family of Nawaz Sharif, and as a bonus and good neighbor we will throw in Bilawal Zardari.
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Observer101 Nov 03, 2021 08:06am
How about Imran Khan in exchange for Modi?
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salman Nov 03, 2021 10:03am
is this all the images staff have to cover? what a sad life they must live
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Rayhan Nov 03, 2021 10:15am
@Zak, let politicians play politics. Don't bring vitriol into everything. Chill!
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awais Nov 03, 2021 05:54pm
@Zak National Asset ???? seriously.
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