The Indian cricket fans are pretty disappointed nowadays as their plan of watching IPL got cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak; however, Star Sports is giving them a golden chance of watching India and Pakistan clashes in the 50-over World Cups and that too, ball-by-ball. Well, this is certainly the best option for any Indian cricket fan as India has never lost to Pakistan in the World Cups.
While team India has always been famous for its batting, bowling has been the biggest strength of the Pakistani team. In the 2003 World Cup, Sachin Tendulkar and Shoaib Akhtar fought a battle as a batsman and bowler respectively which was ultimately won by the Indian cricketer. However, former Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif found it a little difficult to face Shoaib Akhtar considering the fact that he was bowling at the pace of 150 km/hr.
Md. Kaif scored 35 runs in 60 balls and his son Kabir was not at all happy with his father’s batting. In fact, he thought that hitting Shoaib Akhtar was easy as he was generating a lot of pace. Md. Kaif himself made a tweet with a video of his son and wrote,
“Thanks to @StarSportsIndia, finally Kabir gets to relive that historic #INDvPAK game. But junior isn’t too impressed with Papa, says hitting @shoaib100mph must be easy since there is pace in his bowling. Kids today I tell you…phew! 😅#QuaranTime #LifeInLockdown”
Thanks to @StarSportsIndia, finally Kabir gets to relive that historic #INDvPAK game. But junior isn't too impressed with Papa, says hitting @shoaib100mph must be easy since there is pace in his bowling. Kids today I tell you…phew! 😅#QuaranTime #LifeInLockdown pic.twitter.com/N3uiTZ0PQ7
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) April 7, 2020
Former Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Akhtar was quick to respond and he challenged Kaif for a match between Kabir and Mikael Ali Akhtar (Shoaib Akhtar’s son) so that Kabir can find out answer regarding the pace. However, it was all in good spirit and the Pakistani speedster also asked Kaif to give his love to Kabir.
Shoaib Akhtar’s tweet read, “Toh phir @MohammadKaif match ho jaaye Kabir aur Mikael Ali Akhtar ka? He’ll get his answers about Pace. Haha Give him my love.”
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) April 7, 2020
It is indeed a visual delight for sports lovers to enjoy these classic matches and relive those great moments.