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Pakistan cricketers wanted retaliatory celebration against India in World Cup, PCB says no

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 8 June 2019, 16:02 IST
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Pakistan cricket team led by skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed requested their cricket board that they wanted to celebrate India’s fall of wickets differently in retaliation to India wearing Army caps earlier this year. However, Pakistan Cricket Board has turned down the request and told its players to stick to cricket as they don’t care what the other party has done.

Pakistan Cricket Board chief Ehsan Mani said, “We will not resort to what the other party has done. There could be sporadic celebrations in case of a hundred, like Misbah-ul Haq’s push-ups during the Lord’s Test in 2016 which was a tribute to the army, but nothing different at the fall of a wicket.”

Pakistan sports journalist Saj Sadiq took to his Twitter account to share the news. Saj said, “Reports state that the PCB has told its players to stick to cricket and turned down a request from Sarfaraz Ahmed and his team to celebrate India’s wickets ‘differently’ in retaliation to Kohli and Co. wearing army caps during an ODI against Australia in March.”

 

Indian cricket team in March wore Army caps in respect of slain CRPF soldiers. The Indian team led by Virat Kohli showed their respect in an ODI series against Australia after which Pakistan cricket board criticised the men in blue for bringing politics into sports.

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First published: 8 June 2019, 16:02 IST
 
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