Azhar Ali posted a cryptic tweet subtly delving into Shoaib Akhtar’s comments on the Pakistani national team.
The 36-year-old tweeted:
You fans Kis ko dekhnain, yes? (Translation: Who did the fans visit?)
Azhar Ali has attached a picture of a group of Pakistani fans supporting the Men in Green following their recent victory over England in 31 rounds in the first T20I.
Mohammad Amir, who announced his retirement from international cricket last year, also joined in the fun and responded to the batsman’s tweet.
After Pakistan’s dismal performance in the 3-game ODI series against England, former fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar made it difficult for the national team. The Rawalpindi Express stated that if the players continued to underperform, the game would never grow.
“The crowd hits the ground, but after such performances the fan base will never grow. There is no star to inspire the youth. How can you bring the next Shoaib Akhtar, Shahid Afridi or Wasim Akram?” Akhtar had on his YouTube channel said.
“England may have underestimated the Pakistani team” – Shoaib Akhtar changes sentiment after Pakistan delivers its first T20I. and the winner is
Shoaib Akhtar apparently changed his mind after Pakistan put on an inspiring performance in the first T20I by placing 231 runs on the board.
After beating England in the shortest format, Akhtar stated that the hosts may have underestimated the Pakistani team while the Men in Green were branded as one of the best T20 teams in the world.
The 45-year-old said on his YouTube channel:
“England may have underestimated the Pakistani team. Perhaps they didn’t understand that Pakistan is one of the best T20 teams in the world. It should come as no surprise if Pakistan wins the T20 World Cup this year. England need to realize” that the World Cup is taking place in the United Arab Emirates and it is not going to be easy for them. “
The two teams will continue their rivalry in the second T20I tomorrow. The visitors hope that they can continue the momentum they gained after winning the first T20I.