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Stop praising Sachin Tendulkar: Taliban warns Pakistan media

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Last Updated: November 28, 2013, 09:39 IST

Stop praising Sachin Tendulkar: Taliban warns Pakistan media

"Shame for Pakistani media that spoke highly of Sachin Tendulkar," commander of the Pakistani Taliban said in a video message.

Commander of the Pakistani Taliban has warned Pakistan media to stop praising Sachin Tendulkar because he is an Indian.

Pakistan media has praised the Indian legend after he retired from the game on November 16 and was conferred with the Bharat Ratna. But they have now been warned by the Pakistani Taliban via a video message.

"We have been monitoring Pakistani media, including news channels and newspapers, for the past three weeks and got to know how was Pakistani media praising Indian cricketer during his farewell bid to international cricket," the commander said in the video message.

"It was unfortunate to see Pakistani media went to great extent to pay tribute to Indian cricketer by running video clips on TV channels and writing huge articles in his praise," he added. "Shame for Pakistani media that spoke highly of Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. No doubt, he has been a great cricketer, but, he's Indian after all, so stop promoting him."

The commander also said that it was wrong on part of the Pakistani media to criticise the Pakistan team and its captai Misbah-ul-Haq after they lost the series to South Africa in the Emirates recently. "On the other hand, it was sad to know same Pakistani media badly criticised Pakistani cricket team as well as its captain Misbah-ul-Haq. We condemn this move of Pakistani media and expect it will not repeat the same in future," he said.

It was probably the first time since Partiton that Pakistani media praised any individual from India. Pakistan's most influential English daily Dawn wrote: "Rated by critics and contemporaries as arguably the greatest postwar batsman to have played the game, Tendulkar continued to rewrite the record books with his brilliant batting skills since making his debut against Pakistan in Karachi way back in 1989."
first published:November 28, 2013, 09:39 IST
last updated:November 28, 2013, 09:39 IST