KARACHI: Veteran cricketer and commentator Shoaib Akhtar has known as for a probe at “highest level of the government” after the Pakistan Super League (PSL 2021) was postponed Thursday morning because of gamers testing constructive for the novel coronavirus.
Akhtar lambasted the Pakistani cricket authorities for what he claimed was their lack of expertise. “Disturbed & disheartened by PSL postponement,” he wrote.
“These people couldn’t maintain a bio-secure bubble for such a high profile tournament. Sad.”
“Those who never organised tape-ball cricket are organising PSL! Those who don’t even know how to write prescriptions — can you believe it? — this has happened with me, with the PCB doctors,” he mentioned.
Visibly aggravated, the veteran Pakistani cricketer — nicknamed the ‘Rawalpindi Express’ for his sheer tempo — commented on how the picture of the game was dented throughout the globe. “So again I’m really, really angry that the PSL brand came to a stop and was ruined and its reputation damaged.
“What message are we sending to the world?” he asked.
Probe at ‘highest level of the govt’
Shoaib Akhtar went on to demand a probe into the matter, saying it needed “to be checked out on the highest degree of the federal government”.
“So I desire a actually, actually extremely certified — with honourable folks — on the investigation [and] not via the board,” he said, referring to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
The commentator has in the past too made video statements, expressing his indignation and displeasure over various issues related to Pakistani cricket.
He last made headlines when he had lashed out at the PCB for releasing what he termed was “the worst music” in “the historical past of the PSL”.
“If the 10 worst songs of the PSL are compiled, this music will probably be primary,” he said, referring to “Groove Mera,” the 2021 anthem sung by veteran singer Naseebo Lal, 25-year-old Aima Baig, and rapper duo Young Stunners. “Do you may have any disgrace?”
‘What have you done?’
The former pacer had mocked the PSL 2021 anthem by saying his children stopped talking to him ever since he played it for them. “My children are afraid of this music. When they do not sleep, I inform them I’ll play it for them. That instantly scares them,” he said.
Akhtar went as far as to say even the singers who sang the anthem “didn’t know the which means of the phrase groove”.
“Neither did I get the lyrics nor the song. What does groove mean? What is groove,” he requested, earlier than including that he would “file a serious case against the PCB through his YouTube videos” for making such an terrible music.
The buffed-up, right-arm quick bowler, who apparently dislikes and lashes out at a number of issues every now and then, additionally attacked Young Stunners over their trendy, vibrant fits within the PSL 2021 anthem’s video.
“What have you done? You hid the clothes of our Chief Selector Mohammad Waseem and dressed the rappers in them,” he mentioned.