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Shoaib Akhtar Lashes Out at New Zealand for Disrespecting Pakistan

Shoaib Akhtar has started a heated debate on social media once again, saying that PCB should have firmly responded to the New Zealand government’s final warning to the Pakistan national team.


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Akhtar said that if he was a part of the PCB management, he would have responded by calling the team back and not indulge in any cricketing activity with New Zealand Cricket for five years. He said that New Zealand should be indebted to Pakistan for touring the country in such dire times.

“New Zealand Cricket are getting the money for broadcasting rights, we won’t get anything, so they should be indebted to us that we have gone over to New Zealand at such a tough time and are doing this tour for you,” Akhtar said.

This sparked outrage on social media as many fans did not agree with Akhtar’s statement and reminded him that it is the responsibility of our cricketers to adhere to the regulations. Some fans agreed with Shoaib and said that New Zealand should be more respectful to Pakistan.

Some fans backed Akhtar’s statement:

While some were there only for fun.


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What do you think? Should PCB have responded in a better way or did they handle the situation well? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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