In the past decade, the cricketing world saw the battle between Mohammad Kaif and Shoaib Akhtar a number of times. The duel is not one of the best in the cricket history but it was definitely an interesting one. And Shoaib Akhtar has now playfully expressed his desire of seeing a duel between Akhtar junior and Kaif junior.
The former Pakistan pacer expressed his desire while replying to Mohammad Kaif’s tweet regarding the famous India-Pakistan game of the 2003 World Cup. With no action going around at the moment due to the coronavirus pandemic, Star Sports was telecasting that historic game on Tuesday.
Later, Mohammad Kaif took to Twitter to state that his son Kabir believed that hitting Shoaib Akhtar was not as difficult as it is portrayed to be. Kabir, in fact, said that Shoaib Akhtar’s express pace was an advantage for the batsmen who wanted to hit the Pakistan fast bowler past the boundary ropes.
“Thanks to @StarSportsIndia, finally Kabir gets to relive that historic #INDvPAK game. But junior isn’t too impressed with Papa, says hitting @shoaib100mph must be easy since there is pace in his bowling. Kids today I tell you…phew!,” wrote Mohammad Kaif.
Thanks to @StarSportsIndia, finally Kabir gets to relive that historic #INDvPAK game. But junior isn't too impressed with Papa, says hitting @shoaib100mph must be easy since there is pace in his bowling. Kids today I tell you…phew! 😅#QuaranTime #LifeInLockdown pic.twitter.com/N3uiTZ0PQ7
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) April 7, 2020
Well, Shoaib Akhtar noticed the tweet and decided to respond to it. He cheekily said that he would like to see his son play a game against Kaif’s son, writing:
“Toh phir @MohammadKaif match ho jaaye Kabir aur Mikael Ali Akhtar ka? He’ll get his answers about Pace. Haha Give him my love.”
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) April 7, 2020
Talking about that game, Mohammad Kaif played a crucial role in India’s 6-wicket win in the high-voltage clash. Chasing 274, India lost Virender Sehwag (21) and Sourav Ganguly (0) early before Kaif stitched a 102-run stand for the 3rd wicket with Sachin Tendulkar. Tendulkar starred with the bat by scoring 98.
He had taken Akhtar and other Pakistan bowlers to the cleaners in that game. It was the same game where he had famously hit a upper cut off Akhtar’s bowling for a six.