Shoaib Akhtar criticised for 'insulting' Pakistan team on Comedy Nights with Kapil

King of comedy Umer Sharif addresses the former paceman as "marhoom"

Web Desk March 04, 2015
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Former paceman Shoaib Akhtar is under fire yet again after criticising Pakistani cricketers as well as the cricket board’s top management on popular Indian TV show Comedy Nights With Kapil.

The Rawalpindi Express not only took jibes at the Akmal brothers, making fun of their fielding, but also cracked jokes about how some of the senior Pakistani players cannot speak English properly.



Shoaib's criticism didn't go well with Pakistani fans, king of comedy Umer Sharif in particular, who said he was deeply hurt that the fast bowler insulted the cricket team on an Indian show. The renowned artiste spoke about Shoaib's comments on his show Har Lamha Purjosh on ARY News. Umer Sharif addressed Shoaib as "marhoom" saying the former cricket was dead to the nation after his harsh remarks.



Twitter too was abuzz after the episode of Comedy Nights with Kapil was aired which also featured Indian bowler Harbhajan Singh.




But some, on the other hand, attributed Pakistan team's fantastic performance against UAE on Wednesday to Shoaib's "encouraging remarks".

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lucid | 5 years ago | Reply | Recommend This is why they say, don't drink (and talk) :)
Nasir | 5 years ago | Reply | Recommend I think there is no point condemning Shaib on this episode.Though I have mostly seen him being ruthlessly thrashed by the batsmen, nevertheless we must pay due regards to his few very fast deliveries. Moreover, may be its not his fault but his limited mental faculties and low education/ calibre that he inadvertently hurt the whole nation. May be his intention was not bad but he just couldn't comprehend that insulting Pakistan in India was a crime which even a criminal Pakistani would not forgive. Or may be he thought that by appeasing Indians he would win their goodwill but forgot that after using him they will throw him like FL.
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