Pakistan celebrated with push-ups and military salute    Getty Images
Pakistan celebrated with push-ups and military salute Getty Images

Pakistan parliament has recently asked their players to stop the push-up celebrations. It was the Test against England at Lord’s this year as they registered a remarkable victory against the hosts. Pakistan celebrated the victory with some push ups and military style salute. The issue was recently raised in the parliament and according to the members, the celebrations did not send a good message to the world as well as the opponents and must not be carried on with. Many players, including England skipper Alastair Cook, did not take the celebrations very well. READ: Misbah-ul-Haq: Pakistan’s press-up celebration at Lord’s not to disrespect England

“You don’t take any offence, but certainly at that emotive time it’s not pleasant viewing. Certainly when you’ve lost a game of cricket for the first 20 minutes or so it’s not pleasant. They (Pakistan) are entitled to do what they want. It’s united them and shows what a challenge we’ve got,” Cook said about the celebrations in an interview, reported AFP.

However, Misbah-ul-Haq had explained about it, saying, “That was my promise to the army guys.”

In the parliament, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) MNA Rana Muhammad Afzal raised a question saying, “Who were Misbah-ul-Haq and other players giving a message to by doing push-ups?”, reported dawn.com.

While PML-N MNA, Chaudhary Nazeer Ahmad suggested, “it would have been better if the players offered nawafil (special prayers) instead of doing press-ups on the victory”.