Aus beat Ind-Shoaib Akhtar rubs salt on India’s wounds: Former Pakistan great Shoaib Akhtar ridiculed Virat Kohli’s India for their embarrassing show in the first Test against Australia in Adelaide.
Virat Kohli’s ‘New India’s’ famed batting line up gave the most shocking display ever in Indian Test history. Indian batsman were annihilated. 36 for 9 and with Mohammad Shami retired hurt, India registered their lowest ever Test score.
The visitors eventually succumbed to Aussies as the hosts, who were chasing mre 90-run target, cruised to an emphatic eight-wicket victory inside two and half days in the opening Day/Night Test in Adelaide on Saturday.
Shoaib Akhtar called India’s performance “disgraceful”. The 45-year-old in a very well narrated ‘story’ has claimed that he did not the watch the match “yesterday night” and when he switched on his TV today, he thought that the neighbours have aggregated 369 runs.
Continuing with his story, he said that he watched the TV screen carefully again to realise that there was a ‘slash sign’ between 36 and 9. In the very next moment the Rawalpindi-born called “mighty India’s” batting collapse a “bad news”.
Shoaib Akhtar advised that India should now be ready to face criticism for their “embarrassing batting”.
“I woke up and the morning and switched on the TV. Could not see the match yesterday night. I saw India had put 369 on the board. Then I rubbed my eyes and saw carefully, I saw it’s 36 and there is slash before 9 and one is retired hurt. Embarrassing loss. Embarrassing batting, world’s mighty batting crumbling down.
“They broke our record also. 36 all out! This is disgraceful performance, it’s terrible. But happiest that they broke our (Pakistan’s) record. Anyways, this happens in cricket. Bare it and bare the criticism, this is going to happen to you now. So, mighty India come crumbling down. This is bad news,” Akhtar said.
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) December 19, 2020