Pakistani cricketer Hassan Ali snubs a journalist during the PSL 7 draft ceremony. The video shows the cricketer refusing to take on the question from a journalist. But the journalist refused to budge and insisted the cricketer answer his question.
Meanwhile, Hassan Ali refused to answer the question and asked the journalist to ask another question. Adamant to ask the same question, journalist Anas Saeed insisted the cricketer listen to his complete question. Video shows, the journalist started his question with a comment on his videos and rumors circulating regarding him. He stopped the journalist and asked him to ask another question.
In the video, Hassan said, “I don’t want to answer you.” Hassan further said: “You first sit on Twitter and write good things and then I will reply. You should not be personal with anyone. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) can’t stop you, but we have the right.”
Hassan Ali asked the journalist to not make personal comments. Anas Saeed upset with the incident said on Twitter: “Journalists have to face such allegations in every round, sometimes stealing eyes by calling it a caste allegation will not do anything. I will come back strong.” His comments came in response to a comment from a social media user who said: “This is real Hassan Ali from inside, very sad to see this childish behavior of Hassan Ali with Senior Sports Journalist, I hope Hassan will apologize & make sure this mess will not happen again to show sportsmanship.”
Good from Hassan Ali. Being a journalist doesn’t mean that they ridicule, dictate and bully Cricket players without any reason. He has all the right in the world to ignore and not answer these questions.
Also @Rehan_ulhaq almost pulled a Hassan meri aap ko qasam hai over here https://t.co/NSM8v2AUQx
— Blue on Blue (@RavensLaire) December 12, 2021
Pakistani braindead journalists want Hassan Ali to show sportsmanship while on the other hand they can’t stop themselves dragging every cricketer and criticizing everything for no reason. Proud of Hassan Ali for refusing to answer them https://t.co/Rt3PVDDhtI
— J110 (@jawismm) December 12, 2021
Journalist: Aap ke funny videos media per gardish karti hain…..
— Israr Ahmed Hashmi (@IamIsrarHashmi) December 12, 2021
Dilemma that many in our society enjoy watching others insulted. @mediagag is a face of that reality. I'm very critical of Pakistani journalism but @RealHa55an cannot demand reporters to write praise poems for him to answer their questions.
— Remarks🇵🇰 (@fab4cricket1) December 12, 2021
Following the incident, Hassan Ali received flak from other sports journalists but a score of fans defended the cricketer. Fans believe the cricketer has the right to refuse to answer any question. Several social media users said that Hassan Ali does not need to apologize to journalist and that journalists should learn to behave well.