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Meera fetes Arshad Nadeem for his "cricket performance"

09 اگست 2021
Meera hailing Arshad Nadeem's cricket performance at Tokyo has caused much amusement.
Meera hailing Arshad Nadeem's cricket performance at Tokyo has caused much amusement.

Social media seems to have erupted in collective laughter when a video of famed actor Meera congratulating Arshad Nadeem for his "cricket performance" was posted on Twitter on Sunday.

In the video Meera jee, as she is popularly known, tells the interviewer that he played very good cricket before going to praise his performance, and how proud he made Pakistanis feel. She also said his body language displayed discipline and honesty before asking the government to acknowledge its heroes.

The slip of the tongue caught the attention of many social media users who chose to poke fun at Meera jee's mistake.

Arshad Nadeem became the first Pakistani athlete to qualify for an Olympic final when he participated in the javelin throw on Saturday. He placed fifth and while he did not win any medal, he is largely seen as winning the hearts of Pakistanis across the world.

Perhaps this tweet by a social media user sums up how so many Pakistanis feel about the javelin thrower: