Swara Bhaskar Thanks Shoaib Akhtar For Voicing Support For India

Last week the former cricketer tweeted that India needs global support to battle the recent surge in COVID-19 cases.

As India became the second most affected country by the SARS-CoV-2 virus many Pakistan celebs voiced support with #PakistanStandsWithIndia. Now Bollywood’s Swara Bhaskar is thanking Shoaib Akhtar for extending support to India in this time of crisis.

“Thank you, Shoaib Akhtar ji, for the kind words and gesture of humanity. Deeply appreciated.”

Last week the former cricketer tweeted that India needs global support to battle the recent surge in COVID-19 cases. Shoaib Akhtar called on people on both sides of the border to support each other. The country’s healthcare has crashed with the sudden burden of the second wave.

“It’s a pandemic and we’re all in it together,” he said.


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Previously the Veere Di Wedding starlet thanked Pakistan for standing in solidarity with India. She even pointed out how Pakistan was kind enough to do so despite Indian media and mainstream public discourse consistently mocking and vilifying Pakistanis.

“Heartening to see Pakistani civil society and social media reach out in solidarity to India, … Thank you for your big heart, neighbour,” Swara said.

A number of Pakistani celebrities have come forward in support, sending prayers to coronavirus patients in India.


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India has become the second-worst pandemic-hit country. With nearly 17 million cases and 192,311 deaths reported as of Sunday evening. The Indian healthcare system is clearly overburdened. #IndiaNeedsOxygen was trending on Twitter as essential healthcare stock ran short.

Pakistan offered to send key medical supplies to help ease the burden.

The country was hit by the second wave of the outbreak following the Kumbh Mela. People gathered from all over the country for the Hindu festival. Additional the violation of SOPs only added to the spread amid the congestion of people.

Written by Ummara Sheraz

Entertainment & culture writer at ProPakistani/Lens. Occasionally dabbles in other news.

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