After a Pakistan batter said, 'Hitting sixes in Australia will not not be a problem for me', the legendary Wasim Akram has responded strongly and issued a stern warning to the player ahead of the T20 World Cup.
Ahead of the start of the series, Arshdeep's coach revealed a very interesting story of how the India star was bowled by his idol and Pakistan legend, Wasim Akram, during their recent interaction in the UAE in the Asia Cup.
Pakistan legend Wasim Akram has sent out a stern message to all those who trolled Arshdeep Singh for his dropped catch in the India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2022 match. Akram, indirectly laid out a challenge to people spreading hate on the internet and dared them to troll him.
In the post-match show on Star Sports after Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 23 runs to lift their sixth Asia Cup title, Mayanti, posed a fairly simple question about Sri Lanka's come-from-behind journey in Asia Cup but Wasim Akram, for some reason, gave a pointed answer.
Rizwan was the top-scorer for Pakistan but his sluggish approach didn't impress many former players including Wasim Akram, who launched a scathing attack on the wicketkeeper-batter. The bowling great revealed getting slammed by online trolls when he criticised Rizwan's performance against Hong Kong.
Wasim Akram took to Twitter to congratulate Naseem Shah and recall the memories of Javed Miandad's famous last-ball six against India. The former Pakistan captain, however, was subjected to trolls as got the year wrong. In his tweet, Wasim mentioned that the Miandad six was 26 years ago but in reality, it was 36 years ago in 1986.
In a video which has now gone viral, Wasim Akram was seen passing on Mayanti Langer's question to fellow commentator and former India cricketer Sanjay Manjreker saying that even India captain Rohit Sharma must be 'sick' of seeing himself in the spotlight all day long.
"Mohammed Shami cooling his heels at home just baffles me," an animated Ravi Shasri said in the post-match show on Star Sports after India's six-wicket loss to Sri Lanka in Asia Cup Super 4 stage on Tuesday in Dubai.
When the segment was about to end, something unexpected happened. As Mayanti Langer was thanking Irfan Pathan and Wasim Akram for their time, the two former cricketers suddenly looked to the left of the camera and began clapping.
India had won the toss and had opted to bowl against their arch-rivals, in their first meeting in international cricket since their heartbreaking 10-wicket loss at the 2021 T20 World Cup opener at the very same venue.
The Pakistan bowling legend recalled a game in 1987 where he bowled ‘leg-breaks’ throughout the second innings, and even took the two important wickets of Mohinder Amarnath and Krishnamachari Srikkanth.
As the stage is set for India and Pakistan to collide one more time in the Asia Cup 2022, former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar took everyone on a trip down memory lane ahead of the blockbuster clash on Sunday.
Reacting to all the negative comments about Kohli, Wasim Akram says he is stunned by such a response from the public, and while highlighting Virat's accomplishments, the former Pakistan captain has requested the masses to be patient with the star India batter.