First Shahid Afridi and now Hasan Ali rattles Indian Military and Media both
LAHORE - First Shahid Afridi and now Pakistani cricketer Hasan Ali has rattled Indian Military and Media both.
The flag-lowering ceremony at the Attari-Wagah Border is not a new thing as armed forces of India and Pakistan participate daily in the ceremony.
But on Saturday, there was a twist in the tale as Pakistan's fast bowler Hasan Ali entered the drill and performed his signature wicket-taking gesture towards the Indian armed force.
In a video that has gone viral, Ali could be seen performing his popular act during the ceremony. He could be seen patting his thigh, raising arms like Rangers and celebrating just as he usually does after taking a wicket in a cricket match. He was later seen being escorted back by a man in civilian clothes as he received loud applause from the Pakistani audience.
Ali's antics, however, have not gone down well with India's Border Security Force (BSF). The armed force has decided to lodge a formal protest with the Pakistani Rangers.
"The act has hit the sanctity of the parade. We will lodge a protest with Pakistan Rangers.
Before or after the parade, the people are free to do such things, but not in the middle of the parade," BSF Inspector General (Punjab Frontier) Mukul Goel was quoted as saying by *The Indian Express*.
The pictures of Ali's antics were also tweeted by the official Twitter handle of the Pakistan Cricket Board. The national team was at the border to watch the flag-lowering ceremony.
After his antics, Ali took to twitter saying, "Always stay high like a moon mera Pakistan."