Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has come up with hilarious response to his yesteryears’ opponent Mohammad Kaif’s recent revelation on Twitter that his son Kabir believed that facing the speedster “must be easy”. Reacting to the video post, Akhtar on Wednesday jokingly challenged Kaif to a cricket match between Kabir and his own son Mikael Ali Akhtar.
“Toh phir @MohammadKaif match ho jaaye Kabir aur Mikael Ali Akhtar ka? He’ll get his answers about Pace. Haha Give him my love”: tweeted Akhtar in response to Kaif’s video.
As it turns out, Kaif’s son Kabir believes that hitting Shoaib Akhtar is not as difficult as it is portrayed to be. Kaif’s son, in fact, sees the pace as an advantage to batsmen who want to hit the Pakistan fast bowler past the boundary ropes.
In a video shared on social media by Mohammad Kaif, the Indian cricketer’s son can be seen explaining why hitting Akhtar may not be difficult.
Mohammad Kaif and his son can be seen watching the highlights of India vs Pakistan classic from the 2003 World Cup which was aired on Star Sports on Tuesday.
Facing Shoaib Akhtar at full tilt is not a pleasant experience, as acknowledged by several established cricketers. The Pakistan fast bowler was at his prime during the 2003 World Cup and his match-up against the India batsman was highly anticipated in the lead up to the high-octane clash in Centurion.