India and Pakistan matches have always been nail-biters and the most exciting ones to watch in cricketing history. The two teams have collided aggressively over the years and the battle has seen some ugly spats in the process. But when it comes to the off-field relations, the two countries have maintained a civil relationship which is quite praiseworthy.
Having said that, the two encounters between India and Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2018 have been far from competitive. India has beaten their arch-rivals Pakistan way too easily which has raised a lot of questions about the strength of this Pakistani side. And as always, it has given an opportunity to the Indians to make the most out of it.
So a journalist from ABP news went a bit too far trying to get Shoaib Akhtar’s views on India’s dominance over Pakistan in the 2018 Asia Cup and the Pakistan legend took no time in slamming her.
In a bid to rub salt into the wounds, she that India defeating Pakistan might be a part of the Swacch Abhiyaan where Pakistan received the perfect ‘dhulayi’. She went on to ask the cricketer if Pakistan is ready to face India once again.
However, the ‘Rawalpindi Express’ was in no mood to take such nonsense. In a mouth-shutting reply, Shoaib asked her to ask questions related to cricket. He also requested the reporter to make the correct choice of words and to maintain a sense of dignity.
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So it is a lesson learnt for the Indian journalist that it’s better to not trigger the cricketers, especially after an India-Pakistan encounter. No matter which side of the boundary you belong to, you got to agree that this was an act of disrespect which got the most appropriate treatment.