Shafqat Amanat Ali apologises for the national anthem blunder

He cited technical faults as the main reason behind his less audible voice at the stadium
Updated 22 Mar, 2016 12:56am

Pakistan lost the match before it even began yesterday. Yes, we are talking about the Shafqat Amanat Ali goof-up while 'singing' the national anthem.

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After much criticism on social media for Shafqat Amanat Ali's blunder at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata cricket ground, he conveyed his sincere apologies to the people of Pakistan. However, he nullified all accusations of forgetting the lyrics of the national anthem and regarded the audio and technical faults as the main reason behind his less audible voice. He stated:

"I admit there were a few audio and technical glitches that may have sounded like lyrical errors, but I assure you that I had by no means 'forgotten' our beloved qaumi tarana."

Ali stated that he was very disappointed and hurt by the social media criticism.

Pakistan lost by six wickets against India in yesterday's T20 World cup match. Pakistanis are quite disappointed yet hopeful for the two upcoming matches, which we have to win to stay in the game.