A video of a Kashmiri cricket club donning the Pakistani cricket team’s uniform stirred up social media on Monday. The match took place at Wayil grounds in Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on Sunday.
According to reports, the team kicked off the match by playing the Pakistani national anthem. The team is named after a popular saint, Baba Darya Ud Din, whose shrine is situated in Ganderbal. The competing team was dressed in white.
The commentator had reportedly announced that the Pakistani national anthem would be played as a ‘’mark of respect’’. When asked if they had any apprehensions about kicking off the match with the Pakistani national anthem, this is what the team told the InUth team:
Why should we be scared when Kashmir is a disputed territory and Allah is with us? We have not harmed anyone, but just played cricket the way we wanted to with all the creativity and relevance to our homeland.