World-renowned cricket star from Pakistan, the fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has won the internet with his reply to a Twitterati who questioned him for wishing Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan.
Akhtar was one of the first cricketers to wish Amitabh Bachchan a speedy recovery after it was announced that the Bollywood legend had tested positive for the COVID-19. Akhtar, who remains very active on social media, and has huge fan following in India, had written, “Get well soon Amit Ji @SrBachchan Prayers for a speedy recovery.”
While the Pakistani legend was being praised for his gesture, one Twitter user seemed to be irked and questioned Akhtar and used insulting remarks for people from “across the border” and wrote that Indians don’t need any speedy recovery prayers.
Instead of lashing out at the Twitterati, Akhtar came up with a heartfelt reply. Akhtar wrote, “Sunnay wali upar walay ki zaat hai. Kya pata kis ki sun lay bhai ? Aap k label kernay se koi label ho nahi jata. God bless you,” he wrote, which roughly translates in English as, “It is God who listens, and He listens to all, you are not an authority to label me. God Bless you”
Few hours later, Shoaib Akhtar went on to tweet further, “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small people talk about other people ..have a great morning ..”
Amitabh Bachchan, on Saturday, announced that he had been tested positive for coronavirus. His son Abhishek also tested COVID-19 positive on Saturday. On Sunday, Abhishek Bachchan announced that his wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and daughter have also tested positive.
The 77-year-old is admitted at a hospital in Mumbai. His residence has been sanitized and has been declared as a containment zone. Bachchan did not go out for any outdoor shooting, he did record promos for Kaun Banega Crorepati at his residence according to media reports.
Shoaib Akhtar has bagged 178 and 247 wickets in 46 Tests and 163 ODIs, respectively. He also represented Pakistan in 15 Twenty20s and took 19 wickets.
Cricket enthusiasts cannot forget the “unforgettable battle” between Akhtar and Indian legend Sachin during the Cricket World Cup of 2003 at Centurion, South Africa. The master blaster Sachin Tendulkar was at his best, playing his elegant cover-drives and flashy uppercuts against Akhtar, but the speedster roared back with a ripper of a bouncer to dismiss Sachin on a score of 98.
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