In a shocking piece of video footage that has emerged from the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore during the Pakistan vs Australia match, a policeman is asking the Pakistani fans to not shout ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ slogans.
Momin Saqib uploaded a video on Twitter on Friday evening where a few Pakistani fans are being seen talking with a policeman at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. They claim that the policeman has told them not to shout ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ slogans.
The fans protested that he came from Pakistan to support the Pakistan team, which is playing against Australia in the match. He also asks that if Indian fans can chant ‘Jai Shree Ram’ why is he not being allowed to chant ”Pakistan Zindabad’.
Posting the video, Momin Saqib tweeted: “It’s shocking and upsetting to see that people are being stopped from cheering “Pakistan Zindabad” at the game. This totally goes against what the sport is about!”
This act from the policeman was slammed and criticized by many, including Indians who said that fans can cheer for their team anywhere in the world in a sporting arena.
Watch: Policeman tells Pakistan fans to not shout ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ slogans at Chinnaswamy stadium
Earlier in the evening, the Indian fans had been doing chants of ‘Jai Shree Ram’ when the Pakistani openers were batting.
Meanwhile, talking about the match, as it was anticipated, a high-scoring game is on the cards in Bangalore.
First, Australia amassed 367 runs for 9 wickets as David Warner scored 163 and Mitchell Marsh scored 121. However, through brilliant death-overs bowling from Shaheen Afridi, who took a 5-wicket haul, and Haris Rauf, who took 3 wickets after being belted in his previous spells, Pakistan made a comeback and they’d feel they could chase down this target, which at the moment seems only par for the pitch, ground dimension and dew in consideration.
Pakistan have gotten off to a solid start from Imam and Shafique as the pair has scored 131 runs in 20 overs.
Australia (Playing XI): David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Inglis(w), Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Pat Cummins(c), Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
Pakistan (Playing XI): Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam(c), Mohammad Rizwan(w), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf