Shoaib Akhtar Praises Indian Cricketers
Earlier Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar faces a lot of flak from his fans for praising Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. Shoaib Akhtar is a man who praises and criticizes the players for their on-field work without any bias.
Shoaib Akhtar Criticized for Praising Virat & Rohit
The fans made it clear that Akhtar has been a little biased when it comes to Indian cricketers as the 45-year-old can only be heard praising Indian cricketers like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma on his Youtube channel.
Now Akhtar has justified the praise, saying that the two Indian superstars have so many runs that the only thing they deserve is praise and not his criticism.
Akhtar Justified His Comment
Speaking on a Pakistani news channel, Akhtar said: “I criticize India as well. But if Virat Kohli has 12,000 runs, what else you can say, Rohit Sharma has two double centuries in One Day cricket, what can you say. The enemy’s qualities should be known among us. Kohli has become the greatest batsman, what can you say, should I say he is a bad person or he is not a good player.”
Shoaib Shows Interest to Coach Pakistan Cricket team
Meanwhile, Akhtar has also confirmed that he is in discussions with PCB for a plum post in the country’s cricket set-up which is believed to be chairman of the selector’s post replacing Misbah ul Haq. The PCB has plans to removed head coach Misbah ul Haq from the chief selector’s position and Akhtar is being considered for the role.
“I will not deny it. Yes, I have had some discussions with the board and I am interested in playing a major role in Pakistan cricket. But nothing is decided as yet,” Akhtar said on Thursday during a YouTube show “Cricket Baaz”.
Watch Shoaib Akhtar Interview in Cricket Baaz
Akhtar’s name has been doing rounds as the board is seriously considering relieving head coach, Misbah off his dual responsibility and also because of its new code of ethics (another name of Conflict of Interest) policy.
“I live a very comfortable life. I played cricket on my terms but now I have settled down. But I am ready to leave this comfort and try to put my neck on the line for the PCB. I am not afraid to give others advice. I will give time if the opportunity arises,” Akhtar said.