Shoaib Akhtar urges Pakistani fans in England to support the Home team during the much anticipated IND vs ENG match at Edgbaston.
The ‘mercurial’ Pakistan Cricket Team have yet again managed to keep their World Cup dreams alive as they beat the gritty Afghanistan side in an absolute humdinger of a game by 3 wickets at Headingly, Leeds.
The Afghanistan side yet again, akin their game against India fell agonizingly short of a debut World Cup victory in the ongoing edition. With this win, Pakistan have, for the first time moved to the 4th spot in the points table, pushing the Hosts England down to the 5th.
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) June 29, 2019
Following the win, Pakistan’s former fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar was back again with his analysis of the game which he has been regularly posting on his social media handles since the inception of the ongoing World Cup. He has overtly been critical of the Pakistani team for the ordinary performances of the team, especially against West Indies and India.
He has now come up with a massive statement pertaining the India vs England match set to be played at Birmingham, Edgbaston on June 30.
What massive statement did Shoaib Akhtar make?
It is worth mentioning that the Pakistan team along with the whole of Pakistan would rarely be seen cheering for an Indian victory versus England, to almost seal their semi-final berth in the ongoing World Cup.
Commenting on the same, Shoaib Akhtar too affirmed that the fans back in Pakistan, including him, would certainly cheer for the Indian team, but surprisingly urged the Pakistani fans staying in England, to cheer for the Home side because they have been earning their livelihood there, and not in Pakistan.
“You drink their waters, so better support them”, said the former fast bowler while referring to the people living and based in England. He however added, that the fans back in Pakistan are standing with the Indian team, and a win would mean that Pakistan would have to only defeat Bangladesh to qualify for the semis.
WATCH: Shoaib Akhtar urges Pakistani fans in England to support the Home team (from 8:09 minutes)