Watch: Akhtar takes a sarcastic dig at Sehwag
Virender Sehwag and Shoaib Akhtar had an intense rivalry between them during their playing days. They had been involved in many fierce battles on the cricket field. However, after their retirement, they both became good friends. However, they once again got involved in banter with respect to former Pakistani players praising current Indian team.
It all started after an old video clip of Virender Sehwag started going viral on social media where he accused former Pakistani cricketers of praising the Indian team on the purpose of getting contracts from Indian media outlets as cricket experts.
“Shoaib Akhtar’s become a good friend of ours as he needs business in India so he has to praise us. If you look at any Shoaib Akhtar interview, you’ll notice he’s saying so many things in praise of India which he would not have said in his playing days,” Virender Sehwag is quoted as saying in the video.
Shoaib Akhtar had uploaded a video on the same platform and then answered Sehwag in a hilarious manner.
“My answer to Virender Sehwag is that I have more money than he has hair on his head. I am very happy that my words are given so much importance and what I say becomes breaking news.
Just tell me one Pakistan YouTuber who does not praise India when their team does well. Ramiz Raja, Shahid Afridi and others all praise the Indian side when they do well. Tell me one thing, isn’t it right that the Men in Blue are in fact the number one side in the world, isn’t it right that [Virat] Kohli is the number one batsman in the world,” Akhtar added.
In addition to that, the 44-year old Shoaib Akhtar went on to highlight the fact that he is famous because of playing cricket for 15 years at the highest level and not because of his YouTube channel.
“I do not understand what problem people have when I am giving my opinion on matters related to cricket. I have played for Pakistan for 15 years. I am not famous for just doing the YouTube thing. I was the fastest bowler in the world,” Akhtar said.