Shoaib Akhtar Responds To Ayushman Khurrana’s Tweet On Shamsi’s Controversial Dismissal: The DRS drama in the ongoing World Cup 2023 refused to die down ever since the controversial incident unfolded during South Africa vs Pakistan clash. The cricketing fraternity has been divided over the ‘umpire’s call’. While many favored the batter, on the other hand, there were many who felt if the technology says the ball is hitting the stumps, no matter the margin, the decision should be in the favor of the bowler.
Shoaib Akhtar Replied To Ayushmann Khurrana’s Tweet
Meanwhile, the debate over Shamsi’s controversial dismissal has even gone beyond the cricketing universe, with Bollywood actor Ayushman Khurrana also sharing his opinion on the same. After the PAK vs SA game, the actor took to his Twitter and wrote:
“Ye Shamsi out tha bro (Shamsi was out, bro),”
The Tweet soon caught the attention of former Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Akhtar, who came up with a hilarious reply. He wrote:
“Tha toh sahi bro. Machine kharab chal rahi hai, theek karwayen (He was indeed out bro. The Machine is broken, needs to be fixed)”.
Check out the Tweet:
Tabraiz Shamsi’s Controversial Dismissal:
However, the thrilling clash had its own share of controversies. In fact, the game ended on a controversial note where Tabraiz Shamsi survived a close LBW call courtesy of the umpire’s call. Bowling his final over, with the Pakistan cricket team just needing one wicket to win, Haris Rauf hit Tabraiz Shamsi’s pads and appealed for LBW.
It looked very close at first glance but the on-field umpire gave it not out. Pakistan team wasn’t satisfied with the result, therefore, they decided to challenge the on-field call and the replay showed that the ball was hitting the stumps on the umpire’s call.
However, several fans from India and South Africa pointed to the wicket of Rassie van der Dussen when he was adjudged LBW off the bowling of Usama Mir. After South Africa took the review, it was shown that it was the umpire’s call leading to Van der Dussen‘s dismissal.
In fact, South African cricketer Graeme Smith also voiced his opinion on this matter and wrote:
Check out the reactions of fans to Ayushmann’s tweet: