Sunday , March 24 2019

Indian cricketer Parvez Rasool embroiled in national anthem row

Rasool was seen with a chewing gum in the video, when other Team India’s players were seen to be in full attention to the national anthem.


Kanpur: Parvez Rasool became the hottest sportsperson to face the anger on numerous social media platforms. It was a full of pride moment for the first cricketer from the Kashmir dell to play in a T20 international on behalf of Team India in coloured garments.

Though, the joy soon crooked into nightmare for the 27-year-old off-spinner. It all had started when an unverifiable videotape, which had circulated on Twitter, presented him standing coolly and chewing gum while the national anthem of the nation was being played just in advance of the first T20 international contrary to England in Kanpur.

While Rasool was chewing gum in the video, other Team India’s players were perceived to be in complete attention to the national anthem. Shortly, the controversial video had started circulating on Facebook also.

The Twitterati was rapid to classify his act and called it disrespect to the national anthem. Some of the people even asked BCCI to take an immediate action against the off-spinner. Persons were quick to run by again Rasool that if he is on behalf of his nation, he must pay some respect to the nation as well.

Rasool had made a comeback in the T20 group of Team India after a long pause. He last played for team India in the single ODI in way back in the month of June 2014 contrary to Bangladesh.

India went on to lose the match by 7 wickets and Parvez Rasool finished with the figures of 32 for 1 from his 4 overs. It is yet to be seen whether BCCI will ignore this act or take an action against the off-spinner. This is not the first time that Rasool has attracted controversy as a few years ago, he was arrested in Bengaluru for carrying explosives.


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