Sudhir Chaudhary faces more shame after being exposed on India-Pakistan match; Zee News hires Shoaib Akhtar as expert

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Zee News anchor Sudhir Chaudhary has long supported the boycott of the Pakistani cricket team in World Cup matches. However, the controversial anchor now stands exposed after he hired Pakistan’s Shoaib Akhtar as an expert for the ongoing T20 World Cup, being held in the UAE. As expected, netizens including supporters of the Hindutva ideology are begun condemning Chaudhary for his hypocrisy.

In one of his earlier programmes, the controversial anchor had shouted from his TV studio, “India should boycott Pakistan in the World and must not play any match against Pakistan.”

He had even suggested that India must place it as a precondition before the ICC to exclude Pakistan if it wanted India to take part in any international tournaments. “We know that this will result in heavy losses for our players. Cricket sponsors will leave, resulting in monetary losses… But this can’t be bigger than the country.”

However, as has been the case with the proponents of fake nationalism in India, Chaudhary’s hypocrisy stood exposed on Thursday when he invited Shoaib Akhtar on his show to discuss the forthcoming India-Pakistan match at the T20 World Cup. He proudly tweeted a video message of Akhtar, “Meet ⁦@shoaib100mph⁩ and ⁦@MohammadKaif on #DNA tonight at 9 pm on ⁦@ZeeNews.”

Former cricketers of any repute charge lakhs of rupees for their appearances on TV channels. According to Zee News, the former Pakistani fast bowler has been hired as an expert for the entire duration of the T20 World Cup. The Zee News website said, “India and Pakistan will be facing each other for the T20 World Cup match, to be played on 24 October. Pakistan have not been able to defeat India in World Cup. We hereby inform that Mohammad Kaif and Shoaib Akhtar will be seen analysing the T20 World Cup on Zee News.”

As expected, netizens took to social media to highlight Chaudhary’s hypocrisy;

This is just another example of how Indian TV anchors, often ridiculed as lapdogs, have exploited average Indians with their fake narrative on nationalism. Their hate-filled propaganda has severely divided Indian society in the last seven years. However, the question remains if Indians would see the real agenda of these ‘lapdogs’ and learn to never fall prey to their propaganda in future.