Meet Adil Taj, a Pakistani fan who sang Jana Gana Mana during India vs Pak match
While people across the border were waiting for the mega clash between arch-rivals India and Pakistan in Asia Cup 2018 on Wednesday (September 19), a Pakistani fan won billions of hearts as he sang the Indian national anthem played before the start of the match.
When both team – Indian national cricket team and Pakistan national cricket team - were lined up for the national anthem, cameras zoomed in on Adil Taj, a die-hard Pakistani fan and an “ambassador of peace”, who was singing the Indian national anthem Jana Gana Mana.
“It was a small gesture towards peace, Adil said when asked about it.
Talking about the heart-winning incident, Adil said, “Some Indian fans were sitting with us in our enclosure. When our national anthem was played, I saw how they stood in respect and also clapped for it.”
Wearing a beautiful smile on his face, Adil said, “I sang Pak anthem and tried my best when Indian anthem was played. Pak fans listened to it respectfully.”
The “ambassador of peace” further added that his next plan was to carry the national flags of both the nations during the second Asia Cup 2018 match between India and Pakistan on Sunday.