There is no denying to the fact that the India-Pakistan cricket matches have been always more than ‘just a cricket match’ for its fans. In one of the most epic cricket matches, India played against Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2018 at Dubai International Stadium on September 19. The two cricket teams from the neighboring countries have not played any test series against each other since 2007.
Well evidently, the Indian cricket team won the match under the captaincy of ace cricketer Rohit Sharma. However, while the Indian cricket team won the hearts of the cricket fans all over the country, there is someone else who grabbed our attention during the match, for the most unexpected reason.
Interestingly, after the praiseworthy gesture of Indian spinner Yuzvendra Chahal tying the shoelaces of Pakistan’s Usman Khan impressed the cricket fans, yet another fascinating incident has gone viral from the Indo-Pak cricket match in the Asia Cup. Well, we have come across a video of a Pakistani cricket fan from the ongoing India-Pakistan cricket which is going viral on the social media. This video has started a frenzy among the citizens of both neighboring countries and reason is quite surprising.
Apparently, in the video, the Pakistani man named Adil Taj is singing the Indian national anthem ‘Jana Gana Mana’ during the Group stage Asia Cup match in Dubai. The footage of the Pakistani man singing the Indian national anthem has went viral on all the social media platforms and the internet is going gaga over this man.
Watch the video of him singing the Indian national anthem here:
Dear @narendramodi and @ImranKhanPTI … this is a Pakistani man singing the Indian national anthem. This video has gone viral. If you are wondering what people of both nations really want, this is a good indicator. pic.twitter.com/xGZTXgNqUu
— VOICE OF RAM (@VORdotcom) September 21, 2018
People from both the nations are showering heartfelt praises for him as he sings the Indian national anthem. Have a look at some of the comments here:
Respecting & sing anthem of any other country definitely a proud and respect must be der..
Anthemn is made of ppl not politicians those nvr want a peace between Indo-Pak..#Respect
— Rahul Singh (@rahul7094) September 23, 2018
A welcome gesture.shows how citizens of both countries feel barring the politicians and terrorists.
— Lakshmi Puthiran (@lakshmiputhiran) September 22, 2018
— Raja Hamza (@rajahamza2492) September 22, 2018
That’s the way to do it!
Duniya ko Insaniyat ka shabak diya hai appne 🎌🇮🇳🇮🇳
Love from India bro
— Neeraj kumar (@Neerajkuwar) September 23, 2018
Adil Taj offending ignorance and hate Maafia 💓💓💓🙏🙏🙏 Well done bro. https://t.co/rOsfg5URFG
— Inam Khan (@DrNomi33) September 22, 2018
We want peace, not war!
— Vikas Hajela (@HajelaVikas) September 22, 2018
In an interview, the Pakistani man, Adil Taj said that the video was a small gesture of peace from his side. Later, he added that he got goosebumps when he first heard the Indian national anthem in a Bollywood movie.
“The moment (the) Indian national anthem was played, I got a reminder of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan stating that if India would move one step ahead then we would move two steps further. It was a small gesture from my side towards peace, towards respect.”
I sang Pak anthem&tried my best when Indian anthem was played. Pak fans listened to it respectfully. It was small gesture towards peace…Plan on carrying both flags tomorrow: Adil Taj, Pak cricket fan who was seen singing Indian national anthem before India-Pak match in Asia Cup pic.twitter.com/SkCe0qDUVb
— ANI (@ANI) September 22, 2018
What an interesting initiative. Well done sir!