Published On: Fri, Mar 4th, 2016

Pakistan loyal fan harassed in Bangladesh after loss in Asia cup


Mumbai: Team India treats Pakistan cricket fan Mohammad Bashir with respect. Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni even handed him tickets for the Asia Cup match against Pakistan. But he didn’t receive the same behaviour from the people in Bangladesh.

There are allegations that Bashir was forced to wear the Bangladesh flag after his team’s loss to Pakistan in Mirpur Wednesday.

The photographs that emerged on Facebook confirm Bashir’s vulnerable situation in front of Elias Uddin Mollah – a political figure in Bangladesh’s ruling Awami League.

Bashir — who travels around the world with the Pakistan cricket team — was reduced to tears.

According to reports, Mollah urged spectators to wrap Bangladesh’s flag around Bashir. Bashir could not do much there and had to abide by it.


(Photo: Facebook)

Lucky Akhter, a Bangladesh student, called the incident a criminal offence on social media.

Sudhir Gautam, the Indian cricket fan who follows the Men in Blue, also faced harassment during India’s last tour of Bangladesh.

This article originally appeared in Deccan Chronicle

About the Author

Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology

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