Bollywood legendary actor Amitabh Bachhan and Pakistan singer Shafqat Amanat Ali sang national anthems of their respective countries before the match. However, Pakistan fans were quick to react on Amanat’s fumbling and ‘wrong’ rendition on at least two points when he was singing the anthem.
In contrast, Amitabh did it comparatively much better with good vocals.
Here are some of the tweets from Pakistan fans who took exception to Shafqat Amanat Ali for his lapse on a big stage.
— Semyne Khan (@Semyne) March 19, 2016
— Sidra Iqbal (@SidraIqbal) March 19, 2016
Shafqat Amanat Ali’s rendition of the National Anthem is beyond terrible. Wish they could have gotten Khuymariyaan instead !
— Khalid Bajwa (@hisBaajaness) March 19, 2016
That’s what happen when you spend too much time in India #Shafqat
— Wajahat Zaidi (@AjjuZaidi) March 19, 2016
Looks like Shafqat Amanat Ali used to skip the summary in his school life.
— Lunatic (@AyeeshaMirza) March 19, 2016
— Here’s Shafqat Amanat singing Pakistan’s national anthem —
Shafqat Amanat Ali apologises for “audio & technical glitches”
Here is my apology… pic.twitter.com/09aGpMqhRs
— Shafqat Amanat Ali (@ShafqatAmanatA) March 20, 2016