Published: April 12, 2020 8:04:08 pm
Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar has responded to Kapil Dev’s criticism of his proposal for an India versus Pakistan sequence as a part of COVID-19 pandemic aid efforts and stated that the Indian legend doesn’t need money but everyone else does.
Earlier on Wednesday, Akhtar had proposed a three-match ODI sequence between the arch-rivals to lift funds for the struggle towards coronavirus in each the international locations.
“The whole world will tune into it, so much money can be raised to deal with this crisis. In difficult times, the character of the nation comes forward.”
“If India can make 10,000 ventilators for us, Pakistan will remember this gesture forever. But we can only propose the matches. The rest is up to the authorities (to decide),” Akhtar was quoted by PTI as saying.”
However, Kapil Dev had snubbed thought saying “India doesn’t need the money” and that placing lives in danger for a cricket match isn’t price it.
Now responding to the assertion Akhtar stated: “I don’t assume Kapil bhai understood what I used to be making an attempt to say. Everyone goes to be trapped economically. This is the time to place our heads collectively and generate revenues.
“The global audience would be hooked by a match. Kapil said he doesn’t need the money and he surely doesn’t. But everyone else does. I think this suggestion will come into consideration soon,” he advised ‘Aajtak’.
“I respect Kapil bhai quite a bit. He is a superb human being and is our senior. He is a really caring one who takes care of his visitors.
“I have been looked after very well in India. If I think of a country where I have received the most amount of love after Pakistan, it is definitely India. But I talk about a larger picture,” he concluded.
(With inputs from PTI)
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