Ahead of the match between Pakistan and England on June 3rd, former Pakistan fast bowler, Shoaib Akhter got involved in a friendly banter with the former England batsman Kevin Pietersen while urging the Pakistan Cricket team to come-back stronger in the next matches.
Akhter was disappointed with the loss of Pakistan against the West Indies in their first match in the World Cup. As a result, he urged the Pakistan team to fight for the badge in his tweet.
However, the picture of him “chicken” dancing around Pietersen after he [Shoaib] took Pietersen's wicket in a test match, caught the attention of the former English captain.
The caption read: “Blood, sweat, aggression, racing heartbeat, badmaashi. This is whats required when you represent your country. This star on your chest is your pride guys. Tagra khelo. Go get them. Larr jao.”
Blood, sweat, aggression, racing heartbeat, badmaashi. This is whats required when you represent your country. This star on your chest is your pride guys. Tagra khelo.
Go get them. Larr jao. #Pakistan #PakvsEng #cwc2019 pic.twitter.com/b9JnTmBKOp Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) June 1, 2019
Pietersen had a very witty reply to Akhter’s tweet where he [Pietersen] reminded Akhter of the hundred he had scored before the wicket.
“Can’t argue with that tweet buddy as you are celebrating after I smacked you all over for a 100,” said Pietersen and concluded his tweet with a smiley, saying, ‘What a passion.”
Pietersen’s ton reminder couldn’t bowl Akhtar out who replied, “Mate you were a true force to reckon with.” “… but loved my chicken dance after getting you out,” reciprocated the former bowler.