Very biased reporting by the Hindustan Times focussing on cricketer Irfan Pathan’s reaction rather than the original (and insulting) question. The overlooked strains of creeping fascism (when the minority is picked on for their “overreaction”) seems to be building up to the point where we could potentially see Prime Minister Modi.
Irfan Pathan’s Delhi visit on Wednesday turned out to be an unpleasant affair as it was marred by religious questions from a stranger at a press conference in South Delhi. The Delhi Daredevils cricketer, who was here to walk the ramp at a fashion event, ended up livid when he was asked, ‘Why are there so many Muslims in cricket?’
While Pathan, 27, maintained his cool in public at the time, he later fumed and ranted about the unidentified stranger’s insensitive behaviour, and even refused to walk the ramp till an explanation from the organisers came his way. “What the heck? Who was that guy? It is not done,” he was heard shouting and cussing after the press meet.
Later, of course, he seemed to have been calmed by the organisers and received an explanation as he got on the stage to charm fans and spectators even as it drizzled.