The Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammed Shami incident took place shortly after the Babar Azam-led team’s sad loss to England in the T20 World Cup final.
Wasim Akram, a former captain of Pakistan, criticized these players in a statement regarding recent Twitter battles.
In addition to team battles on the field, off the field, and on social media during the T20 World Cup, there was also a verbal exchange between current and former cricketers, particularly from India and Pakistan. The most recent of these was the incident involving the legendary Indian pacer Mohammed Shami and Shoaib Akhtar of Pakistan, which took place just after the Babar Azam-led team’s painful loss to England in the T20 World Cup final on Sunday in Melbourne.
Akhtar took to Twitter shortly after Pakistan’s five-wicket loss at the MCG to post the broken heart symbol. Nothing was written, and there were no hashtags either.
It’s call karma 💔💔💔 https://t.co/DpaIliRYkd
— Mohammad Shami (@MdShami11) November 13, 2022
Shami retweeted the article and added the same broken-heart emoticons along with the words “Hello brother, it’s call karma.” Akhtar also retaliated against the pacer. In light of Pakistan’s defeat, the Twitter duel ended up being one of the most popular topics on the social networking platform.
“Indians are patriotic about their country”: Wasim Akram
Wasim Akram commented on the Twitter war of words during a conversation on A Sports, saying that since we are all patriotic to our own countries, we should let it be rather than replying to such remarks.
“We should stay neutral. Indians are patriotic about their country, and I’m fine with that, we are patriotic about our country. But instead of that, jalti pe tel daalna, tweet pe tweet karna, just don’t do it man,” Wasim Akram said.
For the second time, the Buttler-led team won the match with a brilliant five-wicket victory to claim the coveted trophy. With an unbeaten score of 52, Ben Stokes assisted his team in completing the total in 19 overs.