Is he jealous of others? What’s wrong with Shoaib Akhtar? These questions have a point as he took a dig at the youngster, Shaheen Afridi after one of the matches in Eng vs Pak by saying the following in his statement:
Take at least five wickets before these hugs and kisses – Shoaib Akhtar
This kind of statement came from the Rawalpindi Express post the 2nd ODI between England and Pakistan. He obviously has some issues which the world has no idea about. There emerges a sensible question – Why does he mess around the frontline bowlers if he himself used to celebrate in a synonymous style?
Doesn’t he remember his era? He needs to watch this before taking a dig at any bowlers against their celebration. This was also from an ENG vs Pak match that you have forgotten I think.
Mr. 100 mph, did this bounce over your head? I think not! Even Andrew Straus was an opener, why did you have to celebrate in your well-known style after taking openers’ wickets? Was that equal to five? When you advise Shaheen Afridi to do such stuff after taking at least 5 wickets or running through a batting lineup, why did you do the same thing after picking just a single wicket many often?
Experts like him have no right to raise a question over any bowler – they have all the freedom in the world to do what pleases and provides them energy to bowl to batters. Besides, what’s wrong with it if they find some strength after celebrating their wickets? This points out nothing but a question at him – is he jealous of others?
Retired cricketers have always more and more to say, the world has seen it. However, they are clueless sometimes. Because they were stars in their career, it doesn’t mean they can mock any players just after their failure in a series. Shoaib Akhtar is no doubt an experienced cricketer; but, what he said about the opener bowler of Pakistan in the previous Eng vs Pak match was ridiculous. Even though many on the earth supported his view, his statement was not up to the point.
Youngsters like Shaheen Afridi do make mistakes and are not capable of delivering magic deliveries sometimes, but they need to be supported by cricket experts. Criticizing or laughing at their styles cannot do any better to them. This is what experts need to keep them in their mind all the time.