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Shoaib Akhtar lashes out at ICC over tweet, posts video of hitting Sachin, Sourav, Lara with bouncers

Shoaib Akhtar makes a series of tweets against ICC. In one, he says ICC has "thrown neutrality out of the window". In another, he tags ICC in a video of him hitting batsmen with bouncers.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: May 14, 2020 3:54:01 pm
Shoaib Akhtar has taken exception to a tweet by ICC. (File Photo/AFP)

Shoaib Akhtar has taken a swipe at the Twitter account of the International Cricket Council (ICC) over a tweet, saying that “neutrality (has been thrown out) of the window” and the tweet is symbolic of how the international cricket body is partial towards some teams and players. The tweet had mocked Akhtar’s claim that he would be able to get the better of Steve Smith.

Akhtar had joked earlier in the week that he would be able to get Steve Smith out with his fourth ball, after hitting him with three bouncers. “Even today, 3 hurting bouncers and i can dismiss @stevesmith49 on the 4th ball. Lol,” he had written.

The ICC responded to this tweet with a meme with Michael Jordan laughing out loud, which Akhtar took exception to. He suggested that the tweet shows how the cricket administration body takes sides between teams.

Later on Wednesday, Akhtar uploaded a video which showed him hitting the likes of Gary Kirsten, Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara and Sourav Ganguly with bouncers. He tagged ICC and said they need to come up with new memes and emojis while he has real videos to show.

In November last year, Akhtar in a YouTube video commented about Smith’s batting technique, terming it to be poor. “I am surprised how he does it. Steve Smith, you must have seen, he has no technique, style but yet very effective,” Akhtar had then said. “If he was playing in my time, would have definitely hit him. I would have tried to hurt him,” he had added.

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