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India v Pakistan: Buy radio sets to break - Virender Sehwag taunts Shoaib Akhtar

India clash with Pakistan in an ICC Champions Trophy match in Birmingham on Sunday. Former cricket stars Virender Sehwag and Shoaib Akhtar have a go at each other as the mouth-watering match approaches

icc champions trophy 2017 Updated: Jun 03, 2017 14:38 IST
HT Correspondent
Virender Sehwag and Shoaib Akhtar had a go at each other during a TV show ahead of Sunday’s ICC Champions Trophy match between India vs Pakistan in Birmingham
Virender Sehwag and Shoaib Akhtar had a go at each other during a TV show ahead of Sunday’s ICC Champions Trophy match between India vs Pakistan in Birmingham(HT Photo)

The India versus Pakistan clash is not just an exciting contest for fans, but it has also provided former players from both camps to involve in a little banter.

Virender Sehwag and Shoaib Akhtar ‘attacked’ each other as the countdown to Sunday’s India vs Pakistan ICC Champions Trophy blockbuster began.

Both Virender Sehwag and Shoaib Akhtar played their cricket with gay abandon. Post retirement, the duo express themselves freely during their media assignments.

Former Pakistan pacer Akhtar was in Sehwag’s firing line as the two legends faced off on Hindi TV channel ABP News.

Virender Sehwag suggested Pakistani fans “buy radio sets instead of television as it won’t pinch their pockets if they have to break them after Pakistan loses the June 4 contest versus India.”

A baffled Shoaib Akhtar retorted, saying: “We have enough old Chinese TV sets which don’t work, so we (will) break them (instead).”

Sehwag relentlessly mocked Akhtar for Pakistan’s inability to beat India in ICC World Cups. He was also of the view that the current Indian side led by Virat Kohli will easily topple Sarfraz Ahmed’s team.

Akhtar, on the other hand, kept reminding Sehwag that Pakistan have a better record (2-1) against India in the ICC Champions Trophy.

“Pakistan need to play like Kohli, or even half of what how Kohli plays like. If we play with game awareness at run a ball or at an economy of four or five for the full 50 overs, it will provide Pakistan with a very strong chance,” said Akhtar.

Sehwag was not done yet. When Akhtar said that India and Pakistan should play at least two series every year, Sehwag shot back: “BCCI is the richest cricket board in the world and it’s Pakistan who need a bilateral series more than anyone.”

Sehwag added that the money the PCB will earn from a series with India will help the Pakistan Cricket Board take care of its players better.

Sehwag is a top contender for the Indian coach’s job, should Anil Kumble is denied a much-deserved extension by the Indian cricket Board.