Pakistan skipper has said that he is proud of wearing shalwar kameez while in attendance of Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace.
All ten captains of the teams participating in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 met Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on the occasion of the opening party on Wednesday.
Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed donned a traditional white kurta pajama with a green coat during the visit.
“The shalwar kameez is our national dress and I got instructions from the board to do all these things so I tried to promote our national dress. I felt very proud that the other captains were wearing suits but I was wearing national dress, ” Sarfaraz Ahmed said.
Though there are very few rediculed him for donning the traditional attirre, the support has been overwhelming.
“Pakistani captain Sarfraz Ahmed dressed in traditional Shalwar Kameez for a photo with the queen before the start of the Cricket World Cup. Pakistan is no longer a colonized country and proud to portray our culture at all levels, ” Tweeted Talle Dar.
“I love kurta pajama too. Moderisation doesn’t necessarily mean westernization. There is no harm wearing whatever one likes.
And on my chest there is a Pakistani flag too. But this doesn’t mean either that I would hate others'” Atif Tauqeer tweeted