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T20 World Cup Final | Unfair decision to declare David Warner Man of the Tournament, says Shoaib Akhtar

Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar has expressed his disappointment after Australia's David Warner was adjudged Man of the Tournament for his 289 runs at the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 in the UAE and Oman. Akhtar has reckoned that Pakistan captain Babar Azaz was the more deserving candidate.
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newscricket2 months ago

T20 World Cup | Request the whole nation to support them, says Shoaib Akhtar after Pakistan lose semi-final clash

Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar has requested the fans to support their national team after the Babar Azam-led side suffered a five-wicket defeat against Australia in the second semi-final on Thursday in Dubai. He further urged Hasan Ali to bring back his confidence after the dropped catch.
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newscricket2 months ago

T20 World Cup | New Zealand will have psychological pressure if they face Pakistan in final, opines Shoaib Akhtar

Shoaib Akhtar has reckoned that New Zealand will be at a psychological disadvantage if Pakistan qualifies for the T20 World Cup 2021 final by beating Australia on Thursday. The former pacer added that unbeaten Pakistan will have to bring up their A-Game to beat Australia and enter the finals.
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newscricket2 months ago

T20 World Cup 2021 | Want India and Pakistan to play the final, says Shoaib Akhtar

Former speedster Shoaib Akhtar has said that he wishes India and Pakistan to play the final of the tournament in the UAE. Pakistan have sealed their spot in the semi-finals, whereas India are dependent on Afghanistan’s win against New Zealand on Sunday and need to beat Namibia on Monday, November 8.
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newscricket2 months ago

T20 World Cup 2021 | Questions will be raised if New Zealand lose to Afghanistan, says Shoaib Akhtar

Shoaib Akhtar has said that if New Zealand loses to Afghanistan on Sunday in Abu Dhabi, a lot of questions will be raised. The Black Caps will be eyeing their T20 World Cup 2021 semi-final berth with the victory, whereas India will be hoping for Afghanistan to win to stay in the hunt.
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newscricket3 months ago

T20 World Cup 2021 | ‘One with Virat Kohli, other against’ – Shoaib Akhtar suspects ‘two camps’ within ‘divided’ team India

Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar believes that there might be two camps - one with Virat Kohli and the other against him - in the Indian cricket team currently. Akhtar also added that Virat Kohli might have made some bad decisions as captain, but everyone should respect him as a cricketer.
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newscricket3 months ago

T20 World Cup 2021 | India was a completely lost squad against New Zealand, says Shoaib Akhtar

Shoaib Akhtar has stated that India was a completely lost squad against New Zealand, and they pressed the panic button which resulted in the defeat. The former Pakistan pacer further added that apart from Jasprit Bumrah and Varun Chakravarthy, the Indian bowling squad looked very ordinary.
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newscricket3 months ago

T20 World Cup | PM Imran Khan should open schools for 'classless' people like Mohammad Amir, says Harbhajan Singh

After his 'Twitter war' with Mohammad Amir, Harbhajan Singh said that Pakistan PM Imran Khan should open schools where 'senseless and classless' people like the pacer are taught how to behave with the elders. The banter which turned ugly late on Tuesday, started when Amir tried to troll Harbhajan.
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newscricket3 months ago

Watch: Shoaib Akhtar being insulted and 'asked to leave' on live TV show after Pakistan's win over New Zealand

Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar walked out of a TV programme and resigned from his job as a cricket analyst for state-owned PTV channel after being asked to leave by the host of the show. The panel consisted of Viv Richards, David Gower, Rashid Latif and Sana Mir when the incident happened.
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newscricket3 months ago

Only India, Australia, England, and New Zealand are doing well in Test cricket and everyone else is at the bottom of the rankings, says Shoaib Akhtar

Shoaib Akhtar has stated that only four nations -- India, Australia, England, and New Zealand are doing well in Test matches. Akhtar further criticized ICC for commercializing the game and providing stimulus for growth of the T20 leagues around the world, and not promoting Test cricket enough.
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