Kolkata: The run up to the big match between India and Pakistan in the World Twenty20 has been dramatic, to say the least.
To mark the historic occasion, Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan and Pakistan singer Shafqat Amanat Ali were present in the Eden Gardens stadium alongside the two teams to sing their respective national anthems before the action kicked off.
But many fans in Pakistan were not pleased with Shafqat’s performance as Twitter overflowed with messages of disappointment.
A few keen observers also claimed Shafqat got the national anthem ‘wrong’ during the show.
Some took the blunder lightly, suggesting that perhaps the singer used to skip ‘school assemblies’ as a student where the national anthem is usually sung.