ICC’s cheeky tweet was met with a savage response from Shoaib Akhtar who posted an old video of himself on his official Twitter account.
Shoaib Akhtar had claimed he would have got Steve Smith out easily (Reuters Photo)
- Shoaib responded with an old of himself after being trolled by ICC
- ICC had responded to Shoaib Akhtar’s claims with a meme
- Shoaib Akhtar had said he would have got Steve Smith out with bouncers
Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar came up with a hilarious reply after the International Cricket Council (ICC) trolled him on his tweet related to bowling out Steve Smith on the fourth delivery of an over.
ICC had used a series of images featuring basketball star Michael Jordan to troll Shoaib Akhtar after he claimed that even now, he can get Australia’s star batsman Steve Smith out on the fourth delivery after three “hurting bouncers.
Shoaib Akhtar posted an old video of himself and captioned it: “Dear @icc, find a new meme or Emoji. Sorry i couldn’t find any, only found some real videos”
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) May 13, 2020
Earlier, Shoaib Akhtar had taken to social media to respond to a poll on ESPNCricinfo that pitted some of the best in the business from the previous era with bowlers and batsmen from the modern-day.
Virat Kohli vs Shane Warne, Babar Azam vs Glenn McGrath, Ricky Ponting vs Jofra Archer were some of the match-ups that were put up by the portal.
Responding to the post that had also pitted Shoaib Akhtar against Steve Smith, the Pakistan great said he wouldn’t have taken a lot of effort to dismiss the Australian batsman who has been breaking batting records at an unprecedented pace.
“Even today, 3 hurting bouncers and i can dismiss @stevesmith49 on the 4th ball. Lol,” Akhtar said. Responding to Akhtar’s comments, the ICC came up with a meme involving basketball great Michael Jordan.