Pakistan cricketer Hassan Ali mocks BSF with his antics

Elias Hubbard
April 22, 2018

Hasan was part of the entire Pakistan cricket squad along with skipper Sarfraz Ahmed.

Pakistan cricketer Hasan Ali's signature wicket-taking celebration during the flag-lowering ceremony at the Wagah border has not gone down well with the Border Security Force (BSF) of India.

Ali, the Champions Trophy 2017-winning Pakistan fast bowler, is seen walking towards the area where the BSF and the Pakistani Rangers take part in the ceremony, which has been in practice since 1959. "We will lodge a protest with Pakistan Rangers", BSF Inspector General (Punjab Frontier) Mukul Goel was quoted by the Indian Express in a telephonic conversation.

Hasan Ali was adjudged Man-of-the-Series in the Champions Trophy previous year, which Pakistan won after beating Team India by a massive 180 runs.

Officially, the ceremony is only allowed to be performed by BSF on the Indian side and by the Rangers of the Pakistani side and that no public is allowed to intervene it.

Notably, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had shared images from the Men in Green's visit to the Wagah Border on Saturday.

Leg-spinner Shadab Khan took to Twitter to share the video of Ali's amusing behavior. A video which has gone viral on social media shows the roughly 40-second act of the Pakistani cricketer, doing his popular act, to celebrate wicket taking on the field. "People are free to do such things before or after the parade, but not in the middle of the parade", said Goel according to the report. As per protocol, the ceremony is to be conducted only by the BSF on the Indian side and Rangers on the Pakistani side. And now, the BSF is set to lodge a protest after "interference" from a Pakistani civilian.

Editorial team of CricketCountry.

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