The former Pakistan fast bowler is spending more time on social media nowadays. In such a situation, he challenged the Australian run machine Steve Smith to dismiss the fourth ball on his Twitter account, after which the ICC trolled him.
Actually, a cricket website posted a picture on Twitter asking about the competition between the batsmen and bowlers. In this picture, players like Shane Warne opposite Virat Kohli, Bumrah in front of Anwar, Rashid Khan in front of Sachin and Shoaib Akhtar in front of Steve Smith.
Although this question was meant for cricket fans, but Shoaib Akhtar also gave his opinion on this. Commenting on this picture, Akhtar wrote, “Even after three sharp bouncers today, I can get Steve Smith out on the fourth ball, lol.”
Let me tell you, in the recent Ashes series, England fast bowler Joffra Archer had harassed Steve Smith with a bouncer and during this time he also hit the ball on Smith’s elbow too many times. In this context, Shoaib Akhtar tweeted this.
ICC trolled Shoaib Akhtar
The ICC has trolled him badly on this comment of Shoaib Akhtar. The ICC has shared a photo of Shoaib’s tweet with a picture of US basketball player Michael Jordan, in which he is seen laughing after the comment.
People have also mocked Shoaib Akhtar on this ICC tweet. View tweets
Let me tell you, Shoaib Akhtar and Steve Smith met only once during a T20 match. In this match between Australia and Pakistan, Akhtar could not bowl in front of Steve Smith as he had already dismissed 34 runs in two overs after which he was removed from bowling.
Before Steve Smith, Akhtar has also spoken of dismissing Indian captain Virat Kohli. Akhtar had said that if he bowled to Kohli, he would bowl him out of the wicket as much as possible. This rounder tried to drive Kohli on the ball going out and Akhtar got him out.
At the same time, Akhtar had also said that if this plan did not work, he would have bowled the ball to Kohli at a speed of 150 kmph and dismissed Kohli.
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