The first T20I played between India and England at the Green park stadium, Kanpur was a big occasion for Parvez Rasool. Rasool, who had a very impressive last season of Ranji Trophy, made his T20I debut for India and bowled 4 overs picking up a wicket for 32 runs.
But, before the start of the match, the Kashmiri all-rounder landed in trouble for “allegedly” insulting India’s national anthem. Before the start of the play Parvez Rasool was seen standing at ease during the national anthem and chewing a gum.
His casualness was spotted by fans and it became a topic of discussion on social media platforms.
WATCH the video here:
— Swapnil Kumar (@raju2k84) January 26, 2017
According to the Section 3 of the Prevention of Insult to National Honour Act, 1971,
“Whoever intentionally prevents the singing of the Indian National Anthem or causes disturbance to any assembly engaged in such singing shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both.”
This is how Twitteratis showed their discontent on Parvez Rasool’s casual approach during the National Anthem:
If Parvez Rasool can't sing India's national anthem, chews gum while it's being played, why should he wear India's jersey?
— Sonam Mahajan (@AsYouNotWish) January 26, 2017
— WINGS OF FIRE (@shenoy70) January 27, 2017
#parvezrasool national anthem is religion of 1.3 billion indians.. if u can't tolerate this, how can we trust on ur credibility in matches?
— Anand Jogi (@anand_jogi) January 27, 2017
DISAPPOINTED to see Parvez Rasool standing at ease & chewing gum during national anthem. Can wear India jersey, can't sing anthem? #INDvENG
— Chinmay Jawalekar? (@CricfreakTweets) January 26, 2017
What a shame to see Parvez Rasool refuse to sing National Anthem in Kanpur.Chewing gum instead.Doesn't deserve the national cap.@war_echo?
— Rajinder Raina (@rraina1481) January 26, 2017