Pakistan’s speedster Shoib Akhtar has reacted to former India batter Varinder Sehwag’s statement, in which the latter had alleged him of “chucking” and “jerking his elbow during ball release”.
“”Cricketers should make sure their statements don’t disturb the harmony between India and Pakistan. If there’s scope for improvement in relations between the two countries, I should be able to play that bridge,” Akhtar said, while talking to a sports website.
“I request Sehwag to be mindful while making such statements in the age of social media. I would request Virender Sehwag not to make such statements. If he knows more than the ICC, then I would agree with him. But that is his opinion. Rest, I can’t say much about that,” he added.
“I don’t know if he has said this in a light-hearted tone or seriously. But whatever he says, I don’t feel bad about it at all. I wish him all the best. He is entitled to his own opinions and thoughts.
That’s all I have to say. I am at a stage and age where I would weigh my comments very carefully.
I would not make any statement on any player who has played at the national level, which hurts that person’s reputation in any way,” he stated further.