Former Pakistan bowler Shoaib Akhtar, known for his free-spirited nature, took a jibe at Virender Sehwag, saying that he has more money than the former Indian opener’s hair on his head.
Shoaib Akhtar was witnessed replying to Virender Sehwag’s comments dating back to 2016 in the latest video uploaded on his youtube channel. Sehwag had said that the Shoaib Akhtar praises Indian cricket and its cricketers so much because he needs business.
“I have more maal (money) than you have baal (hair) on your head. If you are not able to fathom that I have such high followers, then understand it. It has taken me 15 years to become Shoaib Akhtar. Yes, I have a huge fan following in India, but I criticized them when they did not play well in the first ODI against Australia,” Akhtar said in a video posted on his YouTube channel.
Shoaib Akhtar had credited Virat Kohli for India mounting an exceptional comeback after losing the 1st ODI in Mumbai by 10 wickets. On his Youtube channel Shoaib100mph, Shoaib had called Kohli “an exceptional leader” as he doesn’t give up easily.
Shoaib had also called the ODI series as a ‘Battle of Pride’ between 2 of the top ODI sides in the world. He went on to say that there is something different about this Indian team as in they don’t panic like the teams from yesteryears.
“Just tell me one Pakistan YouTuber who does not praise India when their team does well. Ramiz Raja, Shahid Afridi all praise the Indian side when they do well. Tell me one thing, isn’t it right that the Men in Blue are in fact the number one side in the world, isn’t it right that Kohli is the number one batsman in the world,” Akhtar said.
“I do not understand what is the problem people have when I am giving my opinion on matters related to cricket. I have played for Pakistan for 15 years, I am not famous for just doing the YouTube thing. I was the fastest bowler in the world,” he added.