One of the first things that ensue soon after another India-Pakistan flare-up is India’s decision to stop playing cricket with Pakistan. And now it seems Imran Khan is one of the casualties of it.
Now, since there were no plans of cricket combat to begin with, they did the next ‘best’ thing. They removed Imran Khan’s portrait from the famous Indian Cricket Club.
— ANI (@ANI) February 17, 2019
Imran Khan and the Cricket Club of India
The Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan first rose to fame when he brought home the Cricket World Cup as the captain of the national team. Since 1992, the acclaimed cricket captain has gone on to become the Prime Minister of Pakistan.
Imran Khan’s picture was placed in the Indian Cricket Club or the Brabourne stadium’s North stand. The stadium was also the BCCI headquarters till 2006. Currently it is home to all sorts of cricket memorabilia.
India Indulges in a Blame Game with Pakistan
After a suicide attack on an Indian military bus in Pulwama, Kashmir, those across the border immediately sought out a scapegoat. As always, it was their closest neighbor Pakistan.
Pakistan has dealt with India’s baseless allegations before, but not with Imran Khan as head of state. The Indian side had already issued statements linking Pakistan to the attack, even before a probe was carried out.
Amid these tensions, India decided to remove Imran Khan’s portrait from their Indian Cricket Club. The portrait was placed in the All Rounder Restaurant of the club.
Another photograph of Imran Khan with his Pakistani teammates Javed Miandad and Wasim Akram has also been removed.