Former fast bowler, Shoaib Akhtar, thanked the Indian cricket team for breaking Pakistan’s record of an embarrassing defeat against Australia.
Shoaib said that Pakistan was bowled out for 53 and 59 by a world-class attack of Brett Lee, Glenn McGrath, and Shane Warne, but India went a step ahead and helped their neighbors by getting bowled out for 36 runs.
“Thank you, India for breaking our record. At least you helped us somewhere,” he said. “It was a very embarrassing performance by the Mighty Indians.”
India registered the lowest total in Test cricket since 1955, and their lowest ever total when they were bowled out for just 36 runs against Australia in the first Test in Adelaide. Josh Hazelwood and Pat Cummins destroyed the Indian batting line-up by picking up 5 and 4 wickets respectively in the second innings.
Australia chased down the target comfortably with 8 wickets in hand and inflicted an embarrassing defeat on India within 3 days of the pink-ball Test match.
Shoaib, talking on his YouTube channel, slammed the Indian batting line-up and said that he did not expect such a poor show from one of the strongest batting line-ups in the world.
Shoaib added that batting during this era is much easier as compared to the past.
“Cricket is very easy these days with the thick bats, small boundaries, and three circles,” he said. “You guys can’t even realize, how difficult it was to bat against the likes of Wasim [Akram] and Waqar [Younis] bowling at 100mph and reverse swinging the ball,” he added.
He said that the current batsmen should learn the art of batting from greats such as Brian Lara, Sachin Tendulkar, Viv Richards, and Inzamam-ul-Haq. He further added that they would have broken every record had they played in the current era.