Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar recently lashed out at a TV anchor when he asked Akhtar about his country’s defeats to India in the ongoing Asia Cup was part of the Swacch Abhiyaan.
Meanwhile, Shoaib was talking to ABP News and he did not seem happy with the question. As a result, he requested the anchor to ask questions related to cricket.
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However, the gesture from Shoaib Akhtar comes days after when Gautam Gambhir gave a befitting reply to former Pakistan cricketer Tanvir Ahmed. Tanvir questioned the decision of resting Virat Kohli for the Asia Cup.
Pakistan lost both their encounters against India so far, once in the group stage and most recently in the Super Four stage. And they face an uphill task against an unpredictable Bangladesh in a do-or-die clash for both the teams on Wednesday.
India, who are already in the final to be played on Friday, played out a thrilling tie with Afghanistan in their final Super Four clash.
Pakistan will face Bangladesh in what will be a virtual semi-final on 26 September (Wednesday). Meanwhile, both teams have had very similar results in the Super Fours: Both Bangladesh and Pakistan have lost comprehensively to India while beating Afghanistan in last-over finishes. That puts them on a somewhat even keel, and they know that nothing else matters now but the result of their game – who wins win get into the title clash.
It will be an interesting clash between two Asian giants to set up a date with India on Friday.
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