Bangladesh fans not impressed as Pakistan team plants national flag on ground during practice

Bangladesh fans not impressed as Pakistan team plants national flag on ground during practice

Pakistan are scheduled to play three T20Is and two Tests, starting November 19.

Pakistan National flag
Pakistan National flag. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Bangladesh fans seemed a tad unhappy after the Pakistan national team used their country’s national flag during a training session. During the T20 World Cup 2021, Pakistan coach Saqlain Mushtaq started the practice to motivate the players. The veteran took the step to remind the players about the pride and honour of representing their country.

In the World Cup, Pakistan won five games in the Super 12 before going down to Australia in the semi-final at the Dubai International Stadium. The Men in Green are now set for their tour of Bangladesh that starts on Friday, November 19. Most of the players of the squad landed in Dhaka on Saturday. Only Shoaib Malik and Babar Azam were scheduled to reach on Tuesday.

The Bangladesh fans, in the meantime, have spit venom on social media. They questioned the Pakistan team for taking the step of using the national flag and also asked Bangladesh to halt the series.

Unhappy Bangladesh fans

“Go back Pakistan. Bangladesh should stop the series. Ban any kind of Pakistani flag in Bangladesh,” one user wrote.

“Different countries have come to #Bangladesh innumerable times, many matches have been played by practicing. But neither party needed to practice burying their national flag on the ground. But why did #Pakistan do that…What does it indicate,” another user wrote.

The opening T20I between the two teams will get underway on November 19 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka. The venue will also host the second and third T20Is. The Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram will host the first Test, starting November 26. Dhaka will be back to hosting the second and final Test. Pakistan have already named their squads for the series.

Pakistan T20I squad

Babar Azam  (captain), Shadab Khan  (vice-captain), Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani, Shoaib Malik, Usman Qadir

Pakistan Test squad

Babar Azam (c), Abdullah Shafique, Abid Ali, Azhar Ali, Fawad Alam, Imam-ul-Haq, Kamran Ghulam, Saud Shakeel, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk), Mohammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Bilal Asif, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Abbas, Naseem Shah, Nauman Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Zahid Mahmood, Sajid Khan.