T20 World Cup: Shoaib Akhtar, Harbhajan Singh Indulge In Friendly Banter After Pakistan’s Win Over India


Harbhajan Singh and Shoaib Akhtar are shut associates.© AFP

Shoaib Akhtar is understood to be good associates with loads of Indian cricketers and particularly with spinner Harbhajan Singh. Each of them met on the sphere throughout India vs Pakistan matches prior to now and shaped a friendship. So, when Pakistan cruised previous India of their T20 World Cup opener on Sunday, the pleasant banter started between the duo on social media. Taking to Twitter, Akhtar posted an outdated video with Harbhajan, which was taken earlier than the Indo-Pak match. Within the video, the previous Pakistan pacer might be seen joking with the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) cricketer that he would name him on October 24 and apologize “for breaking the hearts of 1.5 billion folks”.

“On the evening of 24th, I’ll name you. I’ll let you know “Bhajji, I’m sorry for breaking the hearts of 1.5 billion folks””, Akhtar stated.

The previous Pakistan cricketer captioned the video as, “My expensive pal Baji simply pulling your legs”.

In the meantime, Harbhajan responded to Akhtar and stated that issues might change quickly and he could possibly be on the receiving finish. “Bandha ban ja.. time badalte time nahi laggega. You’ll quickly be on receiving finish”, he tweeted.

Chasing a goal of 152, Pakistan raced to 152 for no loss in 17.5 overs with openers Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam remaining unbeaten.

Rizwan smashed 79 runs off 55 balls and his captain performed a knock of 68 in 52 deliveries.


Earlier, India posted 151 for seven in 20 overs with captain Virat Kohli registering a half-century (57 off 49 balls). Rishabh Pant additionally made a noteworthy contribution with a knock of 39 runs off 30 balls.

Shaheen Shah Afridi was in wonderful type and took three wickets in opposition to India in 4 overs and was adjudged participant of the match.

Subjects talked about on this article