A video of a man from Pakistan singing India’s national anthem has gone viral on social media. The video was recorded during India vs Pakistan Asia Cup match held in Dubai on September 19.
Before the start of the match, it has now been made mandatory to play the national anthem of the countries taking part in the game. During that moment, a man donning Pakistani flag sang the Indian national anthem at the Dubai stadium.
In the video, which went viral on social media platforms including Twitter and Facebook, a man can be seen donning the Pakistani flag and singing ‘Jana Gana Mana’ with full respect.
Watch the video here:
Soon after this video went viral, people can’t stop showering love on him. Here are some of the reactions:
If you thought India beating Pakistan was the best part of #INDvPAK match then you should watch this !! A Pakistani citizen singing Indian national anthem. A lesson for people within the country who have issues standing up for national anthem pic.twitter.com/cL1jfIctCY
— Mac Thimmaiah (@mac_thimmaiah) September 22, 2018
Dear @narendramodi and @ImranKhanPTI … this is a Pakistani man singing the Indian national anthem. This video has gone viral. If you are wondering what people of both nations really want, this is a good indicator. pic.twitter.com/SmNhz0vqUQ
— Praciano-Pereira (@tppereir) September 22, 2018
This is simply OSM!
— Donald Quadros (@doniii3) September 21, 2018
That’s the spirit.
— Rajeshwar Bal (@rajeshwarbal1) September 21, 2018
The man has been identified as Adil Taj. On a Facebook post, he commented: “That’s me guys. Thanks for sharing. Peace only. No nonsensical wars. Spread Love.”
Indian team, however, went on to win that game by over 100 balls to spare.
Asked to field first, three-wicket hauls from pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar and part-time off-spinner Kedar Jadhav enabled India to restrict Pakistan to a paltry 162. Bhuvneshwar returned figures of 3/15 while Jadhav got 3/23.
In reply, a quickfire half-century by Rohit Sharma and his 86-run opening stand with Shikhar Dhawan saw India overhaul the target with a whopping 21 overs to spare.
Both the teams will again face each other on September 23.