Home/ News / World/  India is no Tees Maar Khan, will lose and return home next week; predicts 'frustrated' Shoaib Akhtar

Shoaib Akhtar, while claiming that he was extremely upset and angry about Pakistan’s loss to Zimbabwe at the T20 World Cup on October 27, has predicted that India will lose in group stages and return home next week. India is no Tees Maar Khan (great achievers), he said.

Soon after Pakistan’s defeat, visibly-frustrated Akhtar posted a video on his official YouTube channel. He said he was so angry that he might say something untowardly. He said he had predicted long back that Pakistan would go back home this week. He said he had no faith in the capability of the team which, according to him, was in no capacity to win matches consistently.

The Rawalpindi Express, as Akhtar is known as, slammed everyone - starting from the Pakistan management, skipper Babar Azam, the opening and the middle-order, as well as the bowling line-up - after the defeat.

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“You people then expect me to back you. Of course, I’ll back you. But, what sort of cricket are you guys playing? There’s nobody there to offer you a match as a gift. For God’s sake, you’ve lost to Zimbabwe!" he said while addressing the Pakistan team.

He also slammed Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ramiz Raja, whom he called “Nil Bata Nil" (good for nothing). "Pakistan has a bad captain, no doubt about it. Pakistan is out of the world cup in the second game. Against Zimbabwe!" Akhtar said.

“Why put yourself in a position where you have to struggle?" Akhtar asked while saying that Pakistan served the previous match to India on a platter.

He also said that one could only expect average decisions from average people. When mediocrity engulfs a culture, such decisions are taken, he added. According to the former crickets, the people in the selection committee, the management, as well as the team, are of average capability.

“Keep bringing the average people," Akhtar said sarcastically, “so that the quality remains average."

Sounak Mukhopadhyay
Sounak Mukhopadhyay, who also goes by the name Sounak Mukherjee, has been producing digital news since 2012. He's worked for the International Business Times, The Inquisitr, and Moneycontrol in the past. He's also contributed to Free Press Journal and TheRichest with feature articles. He covers news for a wide range of subjects including business, finance, economy, politics and social media. Before working with digital news publications, he worked as a freelance content writer.
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Updated: 10 Nov 2022, 08:36 AM IST
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