T20 World Cup: Shoaib Akhtar claps back at Harbhajan Singh after Pakistan thrash India

Harbhajan Singh had suggested that Pakistan should allow India a walkover

By Web Desk
October 25, 2021
T20 World Cup: Shoaib Akhtar claps back at Harbhajan Singh after Pakistan thrash India / File photo

Former Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Akhtar has taken a dig at Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh after his “walkover” comment following Pakistan’s stellar win against India by ten wickets on Sunday.

Before the big clash in Dubai on Sunday, the former fast bowler from India had suggested that the Green Shirts should allow India a walkover as Pakistan never come out on top in World Cups.

"I have told Shoaib Akhtar that what is the point of playing against us? You should just give us a walkover,” said Harbhajan in a chat with Star Sports.

Akhtar hit back at him in a video posted on his social media, saying: "Haan Bhaaji, walkover dena hai? Nahi dena hai? Achcha. Kya kar sakte hai. Enjoy the day (Yeah Bhajji, we should give a walkover? No? Okay. What can we do).”

Pakistan on Sunday claimed its first T20 World Cup victory against India after defeating it by 10 wickets.

India had set up a 152-run target for Pakistan after Babar Azam had decided to field first.

Pakistan openers Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan established a firm partnership throughout the second innings as they smoothly chased the target to clinch a victory for team green.

In the first innings, the Men in Green claimed their seventh wicket sending off Hardik Pandya and restricting the arch-rivals for 151 runs.

In a stunning display, Shaheen Afridi sent Virat Kohli, who took charge of India's resurgence, off for 57 runs in turn claiming the sixth and crucial wicket for Pakistan.