Thrown neutrality out of window: Akhtar slams ICC’s Tweet

Shoaib Akhtar said the tweet is symbolic of how the international cricket body is partial towards some teams and players.
Shoaib Akhtar

New Delhi, May 14 : Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar pulled up the International Cricket Council (ICC) following a post they shared on their Twitter handle.

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.

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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