After decades of waiting, Pakistan finally won its first Champions Trophy. June 18, 2017, is going to be a historic date for Pakistan as years of bottled emotions finally found a course. Following that course of overwhelming experience, an anchor from across the border has fallen from grace in a rant against not just the Indian cricket team, but Indian politics and personalities, too.
An anchor, wearing the Pakistani cricket team t-shirt seem to be showing solidarity with his team on a show called ‘Aisay Nahi Chalayga’ on the news channel Bol. The video has gone viral in India for the profanity used against India on many levels. The anchor in question has attacked our Prime Minister, Rishi Kapoor, Arnab Goswami, Virender Sehwag, and Virat Kohli.
While singing praises for his team, he derailed from the sport and went on to politics. He mentioned the Indus water dispute and asked PM Modi to drown out of shame in the water he has stopped from entering Pakistan. He moved on to Rishi Kapoor and boasted that people of his country can eat them.
Liaquat, the anchor, touched on the sensitive issue of Kashmir and showed clippings of Srinagar celebrating Pak’s victory instead. He also showed video clippings of people celebrating in Baluchistan taking a dig at PM Modi’s comment to free the land from Pakistan’s clutches.
He drew an interesting Father’s Day analogy and called his country India’s father for finally winning the “much-needed” Champions Trophy. Liaquat credited Ramzan for the achievement and took jibes at Kohli and Sehwag. Like any other patriotic sportsman, Sehwag had shown faith in Kohli and said words of admiration. Liaquat mocked Sehwag for his statement and confidence in Kohli.
Arnab Goswami also found a mention in the anchor’s rant as he challenged Goswami to a live debate. Not sure about the Pakistani channel’s views on the father-son relationship but the number of political and social issues that were forcefully attached to Pak’s victory was needless and shocking.