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October 9, 2018
| On 7 months ago

Twitter trolls Shoaib Akhtar! Here’s why

By Chaitanya Laxman

Former Pakistan pace bowler Shoaib Akhtar has once again come under the radar of Twitter trolls and this time he is being trolled for calling himself the don of cricket.

Shoaib calls himself don of cricket

The pace bowler tweeted a picture on Twitter which contained collage of his nine dismissals of world-class batsmen. The picture read, ‘Deliveries that made fans love the fast and furious Shoiab Akhtar’.

Along with the picture, Akhtar wrote, ‘Don of cricket as they called me but never enjoyed hurting people but I must say when I was out there I just ran in for the love of my country & for the people around the world ..’

This self-praise didn’t go well with the Twitterati and soon trolls started responding to Akhtar.

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Akhtar’s international cricket career

Shoaib Akthar is remembered as one of the fastest bowlers in cricket ever and he lived up to the hype for most part of his career.

He clocked speeds of 150 kmph and numerous batsmen have admitted that Akhtar’s pace was a serious threat. Recently, Virender Sehwag revealed that the Pakistani cricketer was the only bowler he was afraid of while batting as he could smash the helmet as well the shoes.

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The pace bowler claimed 178 wickets in 46 Tests at an average of 25.69 and picked 247 wickets in 163 Tests at an average of 24.97.

Twitter reactions to Akhtar calling himself ‘don of cricket’.

The tweet posted by the Pakistan pacer contains nine pictures. The pictures show Akhtar getting better of high quality batsmen including Brian Lara, Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag.

But the claims of don of cricket didn’t go well with Twitterarti and fans trolled the former pace bowler by posting stats and videos of past matches.

Chaitanya Laxman