Hoisting national flag during practice sessions is nothing new for us: Pakistan media manager

Hoisting national flag during practice sessions is nothing new for us: Pakistan media manager

Pakistan media manager stated that they are carrying their practice since Saqlain Mushtaq's time.

Pakistan team practice session
Pakistan team practice session. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Pakistan are all set to kick off their three-match T20I series in Bangladesh against the host side on November 19. Ahead of the series, a new controversy caught them off the field and it came up while the men in green were up in the practice session and hoisted their national flag at Mirpur. The move wasn’t appreciated by the host nation at all and their State Minister even added that guests should be sent back with their flag.

The controversy erupted as Bangladesh people saw the Pakistan flag on their soil as a political message while they are celebrating the golden jubilee of their independence. However, the media manager of the visiting nation added that the practice is not new for them and they have been doing it ever since Saqlain Mushtaq’s era. He added that the flag was used during the home series against NZ and T20 World Cups too.

“It is nothing new for us. It is part of the coaching philosophy of Saqlain Mushtaq since he joined the team. He feels by putting up the flag, it serves as an inspiration and motivation for the players,” said Pakistan media manager during Babar Azam’s press conference.

They not only support their team but they also cheer us up: Babar Azam

However, as too much noise gathered around this matter, even PCB stood up and added that their practice is quite old. In the same light, Pakistan skipper Babar Azam also added that they have received huge support from Bangladesh’s people. The skipper shed light on how he is always on a search for perfection while learning new things on each step.

“They not only support their team but they also cheer us up. Whenever we have gone out for training the people cheer us when they see us on the bus. That is why it’s good that 50 percent of spectators have been allowed for our T20 series. I look for perfection day by day because after every match you get to learn something new and the learning process never stops. I look at every match I have played and learn from what has happened, said Babar Azam.