Politics divides, but cricket unites Goa rival netas at India-Pak WC match

Photographs of the politician duo, Sardesai from the ruling Goa Forward and Monserrate from the Congress, exiting the airport with a trolley backed with suitcases had attracted much criticism from social media users in Goa, who took potshots at the two politicians -- at different ends of the political spectrum -- for travelling abroad together.

Reacting to the criticism, Sardesai tweeted: "In Goa, you might find us on opposing sides, trying our best to bowl each other out politically, but when #India takes on #Pakistan in Manchester on the 16th, we'll both be together on the side of our great nation, rooting for our boys from the stands! #WorldCup 2019".

Monserrate won a bitter contest in the May 19 assembly bypoll for the Panaji seat. Incidentally, he was a part of Sardesai's Goa Forward, before he quit the regional party on bypoll eve to join the Congress.

--IANS

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