Shoaib Akhtar’s “Sensible Tweet” Jibe At Mohammed Shami Over “Karma” Reference
Shoaib Akhtar, a former Pakistani pace bowler, and Mohammed Shami, an Indian fast bowler, got into a Twitter argument following Pakistan’s five-wicket loss to England in the 2022 T20 World Cup final. Akhtar posted an emoticon of heartbreak after Pakistan’s title match performance in Melbourne, when they were unable to overcome a 137-run total.
Shami, a member of India’s T20 World Cup team, then retweeted Akhtar’s remark and stated: “Sorry brother. It’s call (sic) karma”. The tweet quickly went viral. Akhtar then added his own response to the tweet.
“And this what you call sensible tweet..” Akhtar tweeted, along with a photo of Indian cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle and one of his tweets which read: “Credit to Pakistan. Few teams would have defended 137 the way they did. Best bowling team.” Akhtar’s response also went viral.
Speaking of the game, Ben Stokes and Sam Curran shone as England defeated Pakistan by a margin of five wickets to win both the 50-over and 20-over titles, making them the first team in the history of the sport to hold both crowns.
In front of an enthusiastic 80,462 spectators at a packed Melbourne Cricket Ground, Jos Buttler’s team restricted Pakistan to 137-8, with player-of-the-match and tournament Curran grabbing 3-12 and Adil Rashid contributing in with 2-22.
In response, England struggled to establish any momentum against a fierce pace attack and fell to 49-3 in the sixth over. Boundaries were also difficult to come by.
However, Stokes (52 not out) and Moeen Ali (19) led England to 138-5 with six balls remaining to cap up an exciting tournament that lasted 45 games.
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