ICC mock Shoaib Akhtar: The International Cricket Council took a dig at the former Pakistani spearhead’s latest tweet.
The ongoing novel COVID-19 pandemic has seen plentiful cricketers taking refuge across social media platforms. In times of social distancing and staying only at home, cricketers around the globe are resting at home leave aside anyone playing a competitive match.
Cricketers’ tryst with social media in the last two months or so has brought bountiful memories, anecdotes and hilarious conversations mostly in the form of video calls and Instagram sessions.
Most recently, ICC (International Cricket Council) took to their Twitter handle to mock former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar over his latest tweet which saw him claiming to dismiss Australia batsman Steve Smith on the fourth delivery in the current time.
It all started with ESPNcricinfo posting an image of 20 modern and current cricketers in 10 intriguing player battles. Akhtar and Smith were paired opposite each other and formed the basis of Akhtar taking to his Twitter handle and disclosing how he would dismiss the Australian batsman on the fourth delivery.
While Smith hasn’t responded to Akhtar tweet personally, he must have enjoyed support from the ICC who took a dig at Akhtar in the form of a hilarious compilation.
ICC mock Shoaib Akhtar
Imagine these 20 players at their prime. You can only pick one contest to watch pic.twitter.com/8CzQLHYPMv
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) May 11, 2020
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) May 11, 2020
— ICC (@ICC) May 12, 2020
How Twitterati reacted:
— (@IamDimuth) May 11, 2020
Kholi vs Warne and wasim bhai vs ABD
— Faisal Iqbalفیصل اقبال (@FaisalIqbalCric) May 11, 2020
Steve Smith vs Shoaib Akhtar
— Emmad Hameed (@Emmad81) May 11, 2020
1. ABD v Wasim
2. Kohli v Warne
3. Smith v Shoaib / Kane v Murali
The rest aren’t contests. https://t.co/EC9guH3QnG
— Raunak Kapoor (@RaunakRK) May 11, 2020
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