Indian media take on heart Hasan Ali’s ‘victory celebration’ at Wagah Border
LAHORE: Pakistan’s fast bowler Hasan Ali made a surprise entry to the flag-lowering ceremony at Wagah Border last week and participated, though briefly, in the parade with his signature wicket-taking gesture towards India’s Border Security Force, prompting Indian media to call it “provocation”.
The Pakistan cricket team was visiting the Wagah Border to witness the flag lowering ceremony after their training camp before leaving for England.
The Pakistan Cricket Board also tweeted a picture of the team visiting the historical site.
According to Indian Express, the BSF has taken strong note of a ‘civilian’ from Pakistan “interfering” in the ceremony on the Pakistani side. As per protocol, the ceremony is to be conducted only by the BSF on the Indian side and Rangers on the Pakistani side, the report claims.
“The act has hit the sanctity of the parade. We will lodge a protest with Pakistan Rangers,” BSF Inspector General (Punjab Frontier) Mukul Goel told the IndianExpress.
Here’s how Indian media reported the Hasan Ali’s demonstration at the Wagah Border.
Twitterati in India also exploded against Hasan Ali
An obvious exaggeration of what was just an entertaining display by Ali