Former star Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar never fails to make it to the headlines of the media for his ‘out of the box’ comments and statements on the cricket teams and players as well. Recently, he unexpectedly mocked his own former colleague and ex-Pakistan wicketkeeper-batter, Kamran Akmal in a show on Live Television.
Akhtar was in a telephone conversation with the host of a Pakistani show on ARY News. He started his note with praising remarks for Kamran Akmal.
“Kami is our match winner…he must be listening to this…he has played really well for Pakistan,” said Shoaib Akhtar to ARY News.
But just a moment later in the same conversation, Akhtar went on to say something that nobody would’ve expected from him. He mocked Akrmal’s way of speaking and also guided him on how to speak on national television.
“mai sun raha tha, ye bhi keh raha tha sakreen…sakreen ni hota hai screen hota hai (I heard him speak, he was saying ‘sakreen’…it’s screen and not sakreen)” Akhtar added later.
A Twitter user from Pakistan shared this excerpt from the show of ARY News and also criticized Shoaib Akhtar for demeaning his compatriot on national television.
“Shoaib Akhtar is now Taking this Too far from here. He mocked Kamran Akmal on live TV, calling Skreen instead of Screen. I feel bad for Kamran Akmal. This is disgusting,” wrote Twitter in the caption of the video tweet he posted.
Here’s the video:
Shoaib Akhtar is now Taking this Too far from here. He mocked Kamran Akmal on live TV, calling Skreen instead of Screen. I feel bad for Kamran Akmal. This is disgusting. #PSL08 #PSL8 #HBLPSL8 #PSL2023 pic.twitter.com/5Mmx25dAsA— Shaharyar Ejaz 🏏 (@SharyOfficial) February 22, 2023
Whereas, the fastest bowler in the World also advised the current Pakistan skipper and batting star, Babar Azam to groom himself at least according to his own stature. Subsequently, he also compared Babar Azam with the former Indian skipper and batting superstar, Virat Kohli.
“You have to note these things, my intention was not to belittle Babar… he is a brand face…I want him to look that way. Babar is as big a player as Virat Kohli, if you see Virat’s video…he speaks fluently,” he concluded.