Bangladeshi cricket fans are a bit unhappy after Pakistani players hoisted Pakistan’s flag at the cricket stadium during the training session.
Pictures from the training session of the Pakistan Cricket Team had gone viral on social media that triggered fans in Bangladesh. They demanded the Bangladesh Cricket Board cancel the series with Pakistan immediately.
“Go back Pakistan. Bangladesh should stop the series. Ban any kind of Pakistani flag in Bangladesh,” one user wrote.
Bangladesh cricket fans not impressed as Pakistan players carry national flag to training ground pic.twitter.com/BZrOGAqMV3
— greaterjammuvirtual (@gjvirtual) November 16, 2021
Different countries have come to #Bangladesh innumerable times, many matches have been played by practicing.But neither party needed to practice burying their national flag on the ground.But why did #Pakistan do that…
What does it indicate?#BANvPAK pic.twitter.com/bxUyTq5K1s
— Misbah ur Rahman (@95MRahman) November 15, 2021
— বাংলার ছেলে 🇧🇩 (@iSoumikSaheb) November 16, 2021
“Different countries have come to #Bangladesh innumerable times, many matches have been played by practicing. But neither party needed to practice burying their national flag on the ground. But why did #Pakistan do that…What does it indicate,” another user wrote.
“Players of Pakistan cricket team practice by hanging flags at Mirpur Stadium. Hanging flags is not an expression of heroism. If there is, there is nothing to say. Let immediate action be taken. I strongly protest,” said a Twitter user.
This is not the first sight of Pakistani players setting up a flag in the ground during the practice session. Players were seen taking the Pakistani flag during the practice session in UAE as well. When asked it was revealed that coach Saqlain Mushtaq started the practice to motivate the players and remind them that they are playing for the pride and honor of the country.
Pakistan is set to play 3 T20I matches against Bangladesh in Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium in Dhaka from November 19th.
Pakistan Cricket Team reached Bangladesh soon after the semifinal of the T20 World Cup 2021. Pakistan had qualified for the semifinal of the mega event but lost the match to Australia. Pakistan had won its five consecutive matches in the Super 12 of the T20 World Cup. Meanwhile, Bangladesh returned home with a dismal performance.
Pakistan emerged as a powerful cricket unit with young and enthusiastic players in it. Termed as underdogs, Pakistan emerged as a strong team in the event.