‘Road pe khelenge to centuries banengi’ – Twitter trolls Shoaib Akhtar after he praises England’s batting against Pakistan

 ‘Road pe khelenge to centuries banengi’ – Twitter trolls Shoaib Akhtar after he praises England’s batting against Pakistan

Shoaib Akhtar, England Cricket Team (Image Credit: Twitter)

On Day One of the First Test between Pakistan and England, the Three Lions made a world record. They amassed 506/4 after 75 overs of play as the umpires called stumps due to bad light. Meanwhile, the Ben Stokes-led side became the first team to score more than 500 runs on the first day of the game. Previously, in the 1930s, they scored 588 runs but on the second day of the game.

Meanwhile, talking about the ongoing game, the visitors took advantage of the benign surface on offer in Rawalpindi. Notably, in March this year, the venue dished out the same surface in the game against Australia. Both teams scored heavily and the game ended in a dull draw. Meanwhile, the four England batters got to their hundreds, a record in itself.

During the Day’s play, former Pakistan speedster Shoiab Akhtar took to Twitter and praised England’s batting. He wrote “A start to a test match with two centuries with a strike rate of a hundred. This England team is surely reinventing the game.”

This tweet had some earned him some funny reactions and harmless trolls. Fans didn’t take much time to have a crack at the former cricketer.

This is how Twitter reacted

https://twitter.com/SalmanA73479011/status/1598244776880799745?s=20&t=-Qx2Q8o13Ex_8hdztNgBKA

After the Day One play, even Shoaib Akhtar criticized the wicket

After the day’s play, even Akhtar also had a change of opinion. He uploaded a video on Twitter and urged the Pakistan Cricket Board to look at the quality of pitches.

Talking further about the game, Day Two of the match has started and England has reached 536/5 in 80.3 overs, losing the wicket of Ben Stokes to Naseem Shah’s slower one. Not surprisingly though, Pakistan hasn’t opted for a new ball given the docile nature of the wicket. Also, Liam Livingstone, who came out to bat in his debut Test, got out after scoring nine runs. It seems that the team has decided to score as many runs as possible before getting bowled out. They have gotten 633/7 at the time of writing.

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