ISLAMABAD: Pakistan cricket team’s push-ups – their unprecedented style of celebration after beating the England at Lords during a recent series – has drawn ire of lawmakers from the National Assembly.
The NA standing committee on Inter-Provincial Coordination objected to press-ups performed by the Pakistan team players after victory and even asked ‘whom did the players were giving message with those push-ups.”
Rana Muhammad Afzal of the NA committee raised quite an unusual objection, saying players did push-ups after the triumph and remained silent after the defeat. “What’s actually the matter,” he asked.
He also said it would have been better had the players offered ‘nafil (voluntary) prayers’ and ‘sajdas’ (prostration) rather than doing push-ups.
Pakistan Cricket Board’s executive chairman Najam Sethi said there was no ban on any particular mode of celebration for players.