The memories of Sachin Tendulkar using Shoaib Akhtar’s speed and smashing him for a six over the third man during the 2003 World Cup is still afresh in everyone’s minds. There have been numerous memorable duels on-field between Shoaib Akhtar and Sachin Tendulkar.
Recently, Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar was tested positive for Coronavirus. Since then, social media is abuzz with tweets and posts wishing him a speedy recovery from the deadly infection. Several cricketers, celebrities, experts, and fans have taken to their social media to wish for the well-being of the Indian cricketer.
On Tuesday, Shoaib Akhtar also took to his social media and shared a get well soon tweet for Sachin Tendulkar. In his tweet, Akhtar wished for Sachin Tendulkar’s speedy recovery. He also called Sachin one of his “favorite rivalries on the ground”. He wrote:
“One of my favorite rivalries on the ground. Get well soon buddy @sachin_rt”
Here, check out the Tweet:
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) March 30, 2021
Meanwhile, as soon as the tweet caught eyes people on social media started brutally trolling Shoaib Akhtar.
Fans came up with hilarious reactions while trolling Akhtar for using the word “rivalry”. While some felt he was just another bowler and “nothing more”, on the other hand, many felt Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis were Tendulkar’s rivals, not Shoaib Akhtar.
Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:
Shoaib bhai, U were just fast and never considered you as his rivalry.
He had played and smashed more legendary bowlers like Ambrose , McGrath, Wasim , Waqar, Vaas, Donald , Steyn Caddick Lee and many more .
U were just another bowler nothing more..
— A₹pit🇮🇳 (@tweet2api) March 31, 2021
to be honest ..sachin ki rivalary app se nahi akram or yunus se banti thi..
— mohsin (@kharasach000) March 30, 2021
At this point Shoaib Akhtar makes videos and tweets only to increase his Indian fan base🤦🏻♂️
— dailyjadyn29 (@dailyjadyn2906) March 30, 2021
Bhai tu kahan aur woh kahan! Kahe ki rivalry?
— Ankur (@ankjos) March 30, 2021
Hmmm…Buddy ?? – you mean ‘close friend’?? Had he been a close friend wouldn’t he had spared 1 bowling spell from you ?? 😂😂😂😂. Anyways thanks for the wishes.
— Vinod Chavan (@hello_VRC) March 30, 2021
Gadha gadha hi rahega..kahan raja Bhoj…kahan gangoo teli😂😂
— 🇮🇳Kamlesh🇮🇳 (@kamleshuae) March 30, 2021
Ho jo Apko deep point pe six lagya tha such amazing shot
— Pratik Patil (@P_patil121) March 30, 2021
Don’t belittle Sachin by using words “rivalry’ with you…Agree if McGrath or Warne use such words
— Scorpio (@ncshutup) March 30, 2021
Baap ko buddy kaun bolta hai be? Sanskar Nahi sikha kya
— SanghiSheldon (@Rishi11406325) March 31, 2021
Kya kamal ka six ka mara tha world cup 2003 me.
— Dr Praveen Singh ‘Deepak’ (@DrSinghDeepak) March 31, 2021
Meanwhile, Sachin isn’t the only cricketer to have test positive for COVID-19 off-lately. Following Sachin’s announcement, cricketers Yusuf Pathan, Subramaniam Badrinath, and Irfan Pathan took to Twitter to confirm that have also tested positive for Coronavirus.