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DG ISPR advises people not to wear Pak Army caps in PSL final

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Major General Asif Ghafoor, DG Inter-Services Public Relations in his recent tweet has urged the people of Pakistan to not involve politics in the game of the cricket.

Earlier, calls were made on social media by the people of Pakistan to wear Pakistan Army caps in the finale of the Pakistan Super League. In a bid to give the befitting response to the Indian cricket team who appeared donning Indian Army caps in a third One-Day International against Australia to express solidarity with their armed forces and to pay them tribute after Pulwama attack and resultant tensions on LoC Kashmir.

DG ISPR Asif Ghafoor turning down the request of the people asked them not to mix-up things since cricket is purely a form of entertainment.

Earlier, DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor appreciated an impressive innings from Pakistani-based Australian batsman Usman Khwaja for his impressive innings knocking out India in the third ODI.

“Dear Pakistanis u are desirous to put on military-style caps/shirts during PSL Final. Pak Armed Forces humbly acknowledge your love & support. Sports are beyond politics & we believe that our bondage is beyond such gestures alone. Enjoy the game in CityOfLights” tweeted DG ISPR.

As the fourth edition of Pakistan Super League is nearing its conclusion, DG ISPR clarified that Pakistan Army will not encourage such acts. The final of Pakistan Super League is to be held on Sunday, 17th March 2019 in Karachi.

Earlier, DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor appreciated an impressive innings from Pakistani-based Australian batsman Usman Khwaja for his impressive innings knocking out India in the third ODI. It was said to be Khwaja’s maiden century of his career. He sent out the message of an appreciation from his personal Twitter account.

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“Very well played yet again #UsmanKhawaja. Your 100 at excellent STRIKE rate made the difference. You gave [an] excellent performance during [last] last three consecutive ODI contests to CAP the series.”

Meanwhile, Finance Minister Asad Umar also praised Khawaja for his outstanding performance and jokingly tweeted: “What do you think, should we not honor Usman Khawaja with a national award this [coming] Pakistan Day?”

India has lost the series to Australia with a margin of 3-2, while Usman Khwaja has emerged as the highest scorer of the series.

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