ABu Dhabi : A Pakistani cricket fan’s video of him singing Indian national anthem during the Group stage match between India and Pakistan in the ongoing Asia Cup has gone viral.
Adil Taj said , “I sang Pakistan anthem and tried my best when Indian anthem was played. Pakistan fans listened to it respectfully. It was small gesture towards peace from his side.Taj said he is planning to stitch an India-Pakistan flag together and wear it during the Asia Cup Super Four clash between the two countries today.
He added that he got goosebumps when he first heard the Indian national anthem in a Bollywood movie.
“The moment (the) Indian national anthem was played, I got a reminder of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan stating that if India would move one step ahead then we would move two steps further. It was a small gesture from my side towards peace, towards respect,” Taj told ANI.
Some Indian fans were sitting with us in our enclosure. When our national anthem was played, I saw how they stood in respect & also clapped for it: Adil Taj, Pakistani cricket fan who was seen singing Indian national anthem before India-Pakistan match in Asia Cup on 19 Sept
I sang Pak anthem&tried my best when Indian anthem was played. Pak fans listened to it respectfully. It was small gesture towards peace…Plan on carrying both flags tomorrow: Adil Taj, Pak cricket fan who was seen singing Indian national anthem before India-Pak match in Asia Cup pic.twitter.com/SkCe0qDUVb
— ANI (@ANI) September 22, 2018