Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Following a loss to England in the final of the T20 World Cup 2022 in Melbourne, Pakistan legend Shoaib Akhtar took to Twitter and posted an update with a ‘heartbreak’ emoji to express his utter disappointment.

Soon after the post, India pacer Mohammad Shami replied to the Rawalpindi Express’ post with the caption, ‘Sorry brother, It’s call karma’.

Following Men in Blue’s 10-wicket loss to England at the Adelaide Oval in the second semifinal of the mega event, Akhtar had slammed the Indian team. Shami’s late inclusion into the team was highlighted by Akhtar. The former Pakistan pacer also singled out the Indian bowling for the humiliating loss.

“It is no big deal to reach the semifinals. Indian cricket, I think, is at the lowest right now because when it comes to ICC events, India will need to look at their captaincy, and the management will need to take the blame,” Akhtar had said. 

“All of a sudden they added Shami to the squad, he’s a good fast bowler but didn’t deserve to be in the squad. I can’t tell what the final XI is for India right now. I don’t think India have depth in spin bowling. Chahal could’ve played well. He wasn’t included in the lineup. If Adil Rashid can play, why not Chahal?” Akhtar had said.