Shoaib Akhtar draws criticism for mocking Kamran Akmal over ‘sakreen’ pronunciation

admin 24 February, 2023
Updated 2023/02/24 at 7:03 AM
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A YouTube screengrab shows Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar left and another screengrab from TV shows Pakistani cricketer Kamran Akmal

“Sakreen nahi hota, screen hota hai”, former speedster tells fellow cricketer on live TV show

Pakistan’s former speedster aka the “Rawalpindi Express” on Wednesday mocked his team-mate and ex-cricketer Kamran Akmal during a live TV show for his English pronunciation of screen, saying “sakreen nahi hota, screen hota hai (it’s not sakreen, it’s screen).”

Akhtar — who holds the record for delivering the faster ball — was heard referring to Akmal during a live TV show, where he was invited to comment on the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL) matches.Play

“He [Akmal] was a match-winner and done very well for Pakistan but I heard him he became speaking and he stated sakreen. So, it is not sakreen it’s ‘display’. These matters must be mentioned carefully,” Akhtar said even as speaking to the host.

Mentioning Pakistan’s skipper, he said: “I did not intend to disparage Babar Azam however he wishes to enhance himself if he wants to be a huge emblem.”

Akhtar’s comments did no longer take a seat nicely with netizens. See how they reacted:

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