Malala takes dig at India during World Cup opening ceremony

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India was represented by Bollywood actor Farhan Akhtar and former cricketer Anil Kumble. Malala was representing Pakistan at the ceremony with former Pakistan captain Azhar Ali at The Mall in front of Buckingham Palace. It is true that emotions run high when it is a match between the rival countries, India and Pakistan and a 60-second friendly match was enough to show it.

England came out as the winners as they scored 74 in one minute whereas India finished at the bottom as they scored just 19.

Following the match, host Shibani Dandekar asked Malala about her team's performance to which the 2014 Nobel Prize victor replied by taking a dig at India's poor performance. "We came seventh. But India came last". "Pakistan? We were okay, not too bad".

You praise Pakistan, a nation where you can't go.

Stop being petty and disgusting @Malala.

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Although the words were said in a joking spirit, many people called her out on Twitter for showing negative attitude and called it "hate towards India".

Malala enjoyed her time at the 60-seconds challenge and said it was good to see more women taking part in women activities.

She added that Pakistan has produced unbelievable cricketers such as leg spinner Sana Mir. "Women should engage more in sports and we all have to contribute to that and encourage women and girls". These role models are inspiring women to believe in themselves that they are capable of anything.

Ex- Australian skipper Michael Clarke who helped the nation emerge victorious in the previous edition of the World Cup in 2015 brought the trophy to the stage following the conclusion of the game.

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