Akshay Kumar cheers for the Indian Women’s team, but gets the flag wrong
And guess who was amongst the frenzied fans, running barefoot on a train platform to reach the stadium?
Updated - Jul 24, 2017 12:28 pm
The finals of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup held at Lord’s on Sunday was a match that’s going to be etched in history forever. The entire nation prayed for the team and chanted their names as they battled it out on the field. And guess who was amongst the frenzied fans, running barefoot on a train platform to reach the stadium? It was Akshay Kumar!
Reportedly, the actor dashed to board a train from Leeds to London barefoot, to make it in time to watch the Indian team bat their way to victory at the Women’s World Cup 2017 final match, between India and England. Although India fell short from clinching the title by 9 runs, they put up stellar performances all throughout the tournament. Akshay also tweeted a video update of his platform expedition.
Akshay forgets the shoes and holds the flag wrong
However, Akshay was brutally trolled in the social media for his blunder in holding the national flag. While cheering for the Indian team at Lord’s, he tweeted a photo of himself, waving the tricolour in vociferous of the India. Twiteratti were not impressed when they saw Akshay holding the flag upside. Looks like it wasn’t just the shoes that the Toilet: Ek Prem Katha actor forgot! The 49-year old star later removed his tweet containing the picture and expressed his apology for having hurt sentiments.
Indian team: So close, yet just a little bit far
Indian fans were left in a bitter-sweet mood as the women’s team lost the game by 9 runs but won millions of hearts with their performances. Speaking at the post-match presentation ceremony, skipper Mithali Raj was indeed, justified in saying that she was proud of the team. With 29 runs to go and 33 balls and five wickets in hand, victory had seemed within reach at one point of time. But it was not to be. Incidentally, this was also the last edition of the tournament for the skipper Mithali and fiery pacer, Jhulan Goswami.
Khiladi actor holds the national flag upside down, here is how Twitter reacted
— Rofl Gandhi (@RoflGandhi_) July 23, 2017
— MSR (@MSR_Tweets) July 23, 2017
— Half Blood Prince (@iamtnvr) July 23, 2017
— Prashant Kanojia (@PJkanojia) July 23, 2017
— KilaFateh #INC (@KilaFateh) July 23, 2017
@akshaykumar Manush Canadian ki wajah se ham aaj match haar gaye. Disrespected the Indian Flag.This dog will get the results of his bad deed
— Nupur Gupta (@Nupur69loves) July 23, 2017
Kam se kam… INDIAN Flag ki respect to karo Akki paaji….
— Saksham Verma- Msv? (@MsvSaksham) July 23, 2017
@akshaykumar Please remove photo for precautions,Flag ko ulta pakda hai aapne, Koi objection lene ke pehle nikal dijiye. Film is on release.
— Yogesh Gosavi (@ydgfilms) July 23, 2017
Akshay later tweeted an apology:
Extending my sincerest apology for violating the code of conduct for the tricolor.Didn't mean to offend anyone,the picture has been removed
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) July 24, 2017