Pakistan are currently busy playing the ongoing 20-20 World Cup in Australia. On 6 November 2022, they qualified for the semi-finals of this tournament. However, they needed some other results to go in their favour before getting a chance of qualifying. South Africa had a shocking defeat against the Dutch that opened the door for the Men in Green.
Then, they defeated Bangladesh and sealed their place in the semi-finals. Now, they will take on New Zealand in Sydney on 9 November. The former Pakistan pacer, Shoaib Akhtar was in a great mood after seeing his country make it to the semi-finals. Now, a video went viral where Akhtar was seen having an interesting interaction with fans.
Here is the shared video:
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) November 7, 2022
Shoaib Akhtar called the Proteas ‘Big Chokers’
Speaking of the video, Shoaib Akhtar was seen in his car and was stopped by some fans. There, he asked them about some changes they thought should be done in the Pakistan team for the semi-finals. After that, one fan came up and said himself a fan of the Bollywood Superstar Sharukh Khan.
He also began to mimic a dialogue from Shah Rukh’s famous 1999 movie Baadshah, Then, Shoaib Akhtar interrupted him midway, and said, “Beta Shah Rukh Khan hai, itne lambe dialogue nahi bolta, (Boy, he is Shah Rukh Khan, he doesn’t say such a long dialogue).” Meanwhile, the pacer shared the same video on his Twitter account with a caption. It reads: “Awaam ki awaz. Pakistan cricket team ko mashwaray. Aur @iamsrk se mohabbat.”
However, Shoaib Akhtar came up with a video to congratulate his team for the qualification. But, during that, he came up with a bold statement for the Proteas as the video went viral. He said: “I just woke up. Thank you, South Africa. You guys are big chokers because you gave Pakistan another chance. It was a big favour. All Pakistan needs to do is just go out there and win this game. I didn’t think Pakistan deserved this chance after losing to Zimbabwe but Pakistan got a lifeline, a lottery. I think Bangladesh are great people but we need this World Cup, we need to see India once all over again.”