Pakistan Board Chief Calls India ‘Dushman Mulk’ In Viral Video
In the viral video, Ashraf stated, “We have awarded these contracts to our players with utmost goodwill and affection. Never before in Pakistan’s history have players received such substantial remuneration. I intended to boost the players’ spirits as they compete in countries that are considered unfriendly (‘Dushman Mulk’).” These remarks, made at a time when Pakistan’s players were receiving a warm reception in India, particularly in Hyderabad, before the tournament, provoked the disapproval of cricket enthusiasts from India and Pakistan. Many individuals have expressed their discontent with Zaka’s comments on social media, with numerous Pakistani netizens criticizing him.
Irresponsible statement from the head of PCB Zaka Ashraf
— Sultan Khan (@MainHoonSultan7) September 28, 2023
One Pakistani cricket fan, Tehseenqasim, stated in a post on X, “It’s disappointing to hear PCB chairman label India as a ‘hostile nation’ despite their warm welcome. Zaka Ashraf is the real adversary of our team. Dear Indians, please don’t take him seriously; he is simply a political appointee, which is why he was made chairman. #PAKvNZ #PakistanCricketTeam.”