ICC responded to a tweet of Shoaib Akhtar who tweeted that he can still dismiss Australia’s one of best batsman Steve Smith in only 4 ball of his over.
While the entire world is behind closed doors due to the current COVID-19 issue, lots of cricketers are going live on their Instagram handle with other cricket player and some Facebook and Twitter pages are doing competition of best batsman and bowler.
Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar was trolled on Tuesday when he spoke of dismissing Australian batsman Steve Smith for the fourth ball of his over. Akhtar responded to the tweet of the International Cricket Council (ICC) and he was trolled.
The veteran pacer claimed on Twitter that he can still dismiss Australia’s batsman Steve Smith on the fourth ball. Akhtar had tweeted on Monday, “Even today 3 best bouncers and then on the fourth ball I can dismiss Steve Smith.”
ICC then responded to him but in a funny manner. The ICC put the first picture of Michael Jordan as if he was reading something, followed by the second picture – a screenshot of Shoaib Akhtar’s tweet and Jordan is seen laughing in it.
The website ESPNcricinfo suggested some names as a match against some bowlers and batsmen, in which Akhtar vs Smith was against each other in a poll contest. At the same time, veteran Sachin Tendulkar was also featured in the contest against Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan.
Shoaib Akhtar is a former Pakistan International pacer who on his time was one of the deadliest and dangerous bowler in the world. His strength was pace and bounce and batsmen were all struggling against his pace and bounce.
He is well known as the fastest bowler in the world when he bowled the fastest delivery of all time with a speed of 161.3 km/h in a 2003 World Cup match and England. The record is still unbroken.
He played for Pakistan from 1997 to 2011. He is also famous to the world as the “Rawalpindi Express”. He made his Test debut against West Indies on 29 November 1997.
In his 46 Test matches, he has picked up 178 wickets for Pakistan national cricket team. Also he has 12 five wickets in an inning and 2 ten wickets in a match with best figure of 6 wicket for only 11 runs.
Not only in Test cricket but Shoaib Akhtar was also a crucial part of Pakistan’s limited overs team. He has so far played 163 ODI’s and 15 T20I’s.
He has 247 wickets on his name in 163 One One Day International matches he has played and 19 wickets in the T20 International for Pakistan national cricket team.
The Pakistani pacer has also played in the Indian Premier League, playing for the Kolkata Knight Riders. In his first match he picked up 4 wickets for only 11 runs which resulted in Kolkata Knight Riders defending a small total against Delhi Daredevils.
He is currently not playing any cricket now, he has retired and doing commentary and also runs his own YouTube channel related to cricket.