Earlier today, Imran Khan, along with some of the other prominent PTI members, did over 40 push-ups at his residence in Bani Gala; a subtle reference to the government’s absurd decision to bar the players from doing push-ups after winning a match.
While the entire internet went crazy over Imran Khan’s incredible fitness level even at the age of 64, Salman Ahmad’s hilariously anguish-laced attempt to jump on to the bandwagon got a little sidelined.
Salman: “I smile to hide that pain”.
One could, however, easily discern the look of pure what-the-hell-have-I-gotten-myself-into on Salman Ahmed’s face.
Pakistani social media, as has been a norm for gaffes like this, did not spare the poor Salman Ahmed and the consequent tweets, posts and memes were savage AF.
Here is a glimpse into some of them.
Some, like us, just couldn’t figure out what Salman Ahmed was up to
Imran Khan to chalo Push-ups laga raha , ye Dr. Salman kya krna chah rha :')
— Phupho (@Phuppho) October 31, 2016
While others were concerned about Salman’s health post-push-ups
Salman bhai ab 2 din tak bed say nahi uthaine gaye baby push ups karnay k baad 😂
— Irfan-Ul-Haq (@earthboyPTI) October 31, 2016
Some exercise “experts” even raised concerns about Salman’s form
Salman Ahmed has no idea what push-ups are. Lol
— Waqas G.'Wadia (@Wackticiousness) October 31, 2016
And this one pointed out how Salman was actually pretty relatable to all lazy asses
Salman does push-ups like me haha those are sth like push-ups
— not a football fan (@Raaderer8) October 31, 2016
This guy figured out the actual push-up strategy being used by Salman Ahmed
hahaha look at Salman Ahmed in that push ups wali video, aise tou ye banda 1000 pushups karlega ek hour mein 😀
— aleegator (@aeydotwhy) October 31, 2016
Oh, and as always, there were brutal jabs at the Junoon break-up
Salman Ahmed couldn't do push-ups because he was weighed down by the burden of dismantling Junoon – and being weird that he is.
— Junaid Akram (@june_aid) October 31, 2016
People were honest about their reaction to Salman bhai doing push-ups
That guy behind was laughing at salman ahmed's push ups 😂😂😂
— Eff (@Eff__jai) October 31, 2016
This guys knows how real the struggle was
#Salmanahmed is handling pushups like I'm handling life… with the least amount of effort
— HeWhoMustNotBeNamed (@BrownWhovian) October 31, 2016
And this one couldn’t help but think that Salman would’ve probably regretted escaping his arrest
salman ahmed pushups karte howe soch raha hoga k bhai is se acha tha police k saath chala jaata
— ariba (@Abbasayy) October 31, 2016
Oh boy, this:
Salman Ahmed doing pushups pic.twitter.com/B6ryaKCoS2
— MANI (@M4NIII) October 31, 2016
This person reminds everyone how inspirational Salman really is
If you think you're really struggling in life, try watching Salman Ahmed attempting to do pushups. Great pick-me-up.
— Anum R. Chagani (@Anumero_1) October 31, 2016
This guy asks the important question:
— Saad Siddiqui (@Saad1Siddiqui) October 31, 2016
And this one says what all of us really are thinking:
I thought i'd never feel sorry for salman ahmed but then i saw the push up vid
— Hamna Zubair (@hamnazubair) October 31, 2016
Are we, though?
Here is the video for those just emerging from under their rocks:
Salman Ahmad, you da real MVP. Very inspirational.