The performance by Shafqat Amanat Ali on the occasion of Pak vs Ind T20 clash was much below the mark and somehow he forgot the right words.
No doubt the error represented a huge foul up and Shafqat Amanat Ali was badly hit on the social media. Such was the resentment from the public that the singer took to Twitter to express his disappointment over fans’ displeasure at his lacklustre performance.
Shafqat denied forgetting the lyrics to the national anthem, saying: "I admit there were a few audio and technical glitches that may have sounded like lyrical errors… But I assure you that I had by no means ‘forgotten’ our beloved Qaumi Tarana."
"I see that many of you… believe I owe you an apology," he said, adding he was "deeply hurt by the little faith that my fellow Pakistanis have in me".
"I will still apologise, though," he continued, and asked Pakistanis to continue believing in the boys in green.
Audiences noticed the slip during the broadcast of the match, however, and quite a few Twitter users commented on it:
Shafqat Amanat Ali deeply hurt by Pakistan Backlash to National Anthem Slip on Pak vs Ind T20 clash