Fans express anger at PCB for excluding Imran Khan from Pakistan Cricket’s tribute documentary, despite featuring other cricket stalwarts like Javed Miandad, Wasim Akram, Shoaib Akhtar, Waqar Younis, Shahid Afridi, and Babar Azam.
The Pakistan Cricket Board has come under fire from disgruntled cricket enthusiasts following the release of a documentary video commemorating Pakistan’s cricket journey on its 77th Independence Day. The video highlighted cricket legends and pivotal moments from Pakistan’s international inception in 1952 up to the T20 World Cup 2022 final, where Babar Azam’s team faced off against Jos Buttler’s England. However, the omission of the iconic Imran Khan triggered widespread backlash on social media.
As cricket enthusiasts celebrated Pakistan’s Independence Day, a tribute video took viewers on a nostalgic journey, rekindling the nation’s victorious moments like the 1992 World Cup conquest at Melbourne Cricket Ground. However, conspicuous by his absence was former captain and subsequent Prime Minister, Imran Khan. His leadership had propelled the “men in green” to a historic title win, but the omission left devoted fans disheartened.
The video’s caption, “Making history isn’t just about one day, it’s about the legends we create and the tales we script. Pakistan Cricket Team – a legacy that echoes through time”, adorned a list of cricket luminaries: Javed Miandad, Wasim Akram, Shoaib Akhtar, Waqar Younis, Shahid Afridi, and Babar Azam. The absence of Imran in the video has sparked a trending hashtag #ShameOnPCB, which is gaining momentum on the microblogging platform X.
Take a look at some posts by fans:
Immi another parallel universe pic.twitter.com/HyWz2Vq0DM— Ans asghar (@Anas_asghar1) August 14, 2023
Last Updated on August 16, 2023
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