Shoaib Akhtar’s English googly: Bowler trolled for his really confusing tweet

For once people of India and Pakistan got over Fawad Khan and Surgical Strike in unity to make sense of Shoaib Akhtar's tweet.

By: Express Web Desk | Kolkata | Published:October 24, 2016 10:00 pm
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English and cricket seemed to have quite camaraderie these days, not because the game originated in England but because cricketing legends have been playing an amazing game off-field on social media.

As the Netizens are always excited for a Twitter match between Virender Sehwag and Piers Morgan, rooting for Sehwag’s witty strokes and Morgan’s grammar policing, another legend rose to fame for his English, sadly ending up being trolled.

Pakistani bowling star Shoaib Akhtar on Monday (October 24) took to Twitter to share a message. However, it had everyone clean-bowled as they struggled to comprehend what exactly the ‘Rawalpindi Express’ meant.

Akhtar tweeted: “Honour of meeting the first lady of Pakistan who concerned Mount Everest with her share will proud of you Samina ..like the whole country.”

Confused? Well, we are just as rest of Twitteratis are. The speed-star may have fired away his message just as he fired his deadly balls at batsmen and surely the language was cleaned bowled!

But, as we say, everything has a funny or happy side to it, people across borders laughed and trolled the Pakistani star. For once people of India and Pakistan got over Fawad Khan and the surgical strike in unity to make sense of Akhtar’s tweet.

Soon, the tweet was deleted by the ace bowler, however, the damage was done. Picture of his tweet has made an equal impact and people are left in splits. Some even sought help from Morgan.

Here is how people from both countries reacted:

However, few hours later Akhtar again tweeted the same message and finally it all made sense

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    indiastanunited
    Oct 24, 2016 at 11:58 pm
    Happy Diwali to my Indian brothers love from stan... I hope there is peace between the two brotherly countries...lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Ps tweet has bought laughter amongst both nation good to see...
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      Ravinder Bhardwaj
      Oct 24, 2016 at 10:54 pm
      Poor guy. He got excited as if bowling to a tailender.
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