Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar has taken a sly dig at his old friend and former Indian spinner, Harbhajan Singh after Pakistan beat India in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. India and Pakistan faced each other in the T20 World Cup at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday.
Pakistan skipper Babar Azam won the toss and they elected to field first. What followed was a shambolic breakdown of the Indian batting lineup as Shaheen Shah Afridi wreaked havoc in the Indian top order as the in-form openers, KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma went back to the dugout in the first 3 overs.
Shoaib Akhtar Trolls Harbhajan Singh After Pakistan Thrash India
Virat Kohli, the Indian skipper, batted right until the very end to carry India a respectable total of 151 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in their 20 overs. Former Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh, ahead of India vs Pakistan clash, had teased Shoaib Akhtar.
Speaking in a media conclave, Harbhajan Singh had asked Shoaib Akhtar to ask the Pakistan team to give the walkover to team India. After Pakistan thrashed the Men in Blue, Shoaib Akhtar was quick to respond.
In a video released by Shoaib Akhtar on his Twitter account, Shoaib Akhtar stated, “Haan bhai Bhajji (Harbhajan Singh)? Walkover Chahiye? Nahi Chahiye? Accha!! Chalo koi nhi, relax, enjoy the game and bardaasht karo!!”
This in English translates to, “Yes Mr Bhajji (Harbhajan Singh)? Do you want the walk over now? You don’t want it? Alright, no issues, relax, enjoy the game and bear with the loss.”
Watch the video here:
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) October 24, 2021
India Handed A Shambolic Defeat By Arch-Rivals
Team India was on the end of a humiliating loss as they recorded their first 10-wicket loss in their history of T20 cricket. On the other hand, Pakistan managed to script history as they managed to clinch their first 10-wicket win in T20I history.
Both India and Pakistan face New Zealand in their next group fixture of the ICC T20 World Cup. While the Men in Blue will face the Kiwis on October 31 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, the Men in Green will take on the BlackCaps on October 26 in Sharjah.