A recent video featuring former Pakistan cricket player Shahid Afridi and Shoaib Akhtar has gone viral on Twitter. The video was taken in the team bus, and Akhtar and other former players can be seen sitting with the team. In the video, Afridi is seen talking about a recent interview in which Akhtar had said that if he was in Shaheen Afridi’s shoes, he would have bowled despite being in pain.
Afridi jokingly recalled the interview, stating that Akhtar has taken so many injections that he is not able to walk properly anymore. The mood of the video is light-hearted, and everyone seems to be in a cheerful mood.
Shaheen Afridi is Shahid Afridi’s son-in-law, and it is interesting to see how the two players are connected through their family ties. The video offers a glimpse into the camaraderie and bond between the former Pakistan players, who are still close friends and colleagues even after retirement.
It is heartening to see the players joking and having fun with each other, despite the intense competition and rivalry that exists on the cricket field. The video also shows that cricket is more than just a sport; it is a way of life that brings people together and creates lasting bonds.
The video of Shahid Afridi and Shoaib Akhtar joking around in the team bus is a testament to the enduring friendship between former cricket players. The light-hearted banter and camaraderie on display is a reminder that cricket is not just a sport, but a way of life that brings people together and creates lasting bonds. It is heartening to see these players still enjoying each other’s company and sharing a laugh even after retiring from the sport.
It also sheds light on the other point that stands true when it comes to cricketers trying too hard without taking care of the body and then struggling in their twilight years.
Many on Twitter, however, were quick to take sides with some saying that Akhtar was a hard-fought player while today’s players are soft.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
Aisa sasur jo hamesha apny damad ko back krta hy💫
— Tooba🇵🇰 (@ToobaRamzan1) March 12, 2023
Meanwhile Shoaib Akhtar… pic.twitter.com/m6Zuta0A5R
— bin (@77amax) March 12, 2023
I think he is right. Shoaib Akhtar went too hard on himself. That is why he is suffering now.
— The Procrastinator (@TheProc007) March 12, 2023
Over smart afridi.hatts off to shoaib for taking it lightly. @SAfridiOfficial
— Iffat Raheela (@Iffatraheela) March 12, 2023
Pehli baar kissi ne Shoaib ke muh mei jwaab diya hai …
I don’t know Baaki cricketer darte kyu hai us se
— Human Being (@lovepriit) March 12, 2023
what is out park in it , he is saying same thing wich shoaib said , stop comparing 1 over bowler coward injured shaheen with legend shoaib
shoib mar jata pitch par ben stokes ko nani yaad kra detta , haar mannay wala naheen shoib
shoib tu aur pump ho jata ben stoke dakh kar
— Ibrahim Mehdi (@Ibrahim24108548) March 12, 2023
Plaster ni utar raha 😹😹😹😹
— Bilal Hassan (@BilalHa52803411) March 12, 2023
Afridi has guts… To speak infront of Shoaib Akhtar. Shoaib bhai famous for hitting a Bat 🏏 to Muhammad Asif and injuring him
— KaanpeTaangRahiHa (@ha_taang) March 12, 2023