Whenever there is an India-Pakistan match, news channels don’t leave any opportunity to talk about the match as these matches are a matter of prestige for people of both the countries. The tension among the players of arch-rival nations can also be observed when they are on the field against each other but off-the field, they have friendly relations.
India and Pakistan have already locked horns with each other two times in the ongoing Asia Cup 2018 and both the times, the Indian team has proved itself far better than the cricketers of the neighboring country. The second match was played on Sunday and before that match, former Pakistani fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar was invited for discussion at a panel of a program telecasted on ABP news.
When he came live, the news anchor told him that it seems as if the Indian team has taken Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan (Clean India Campaign) too seriously and they are white-washing the Pakistan team. She further asked Shoaib as to what Pak players would do to save themselves from getting washed in the second match.
Such language didn’t go down well with the former Pakistani bowler and he slammed the journalist for using this type of language. He asked the journalist to talk with him about cricket. Here is the video of the incident:
One such incident happened with Gautam Gambhir when he was asked unnecessary questions by Pakistani journalists after the first match and he gave them a perfect reply. It seems journalists of both the sides need to learn to ask appropriate questions before getting a chance to host programs.