Shoaib Akhtar the former fast bowler from Pakistan created a fresh controversy for himself which has erupted after his recent tweet regarding the outbreak of COVID-19.
First, he showed some concern about the “pandemic”, Akhtar ended up taking a sly dig at the Kashmir issue on his twitter handle. He posted an image that reads “Dear world, how is the lockdown?”,Along with that he also mentioned the name of Kashmir at the bottom of the image.
The 44- year old cricketer tried to taunt the situation of Kashmir concerning and in the result of which he is receiving severe criticism on the same platform.
"I don't understand why you have to eat things like bats, drink their blood and urine and spread some virus across the globe. The Chinese people have put the world at stake," said former Pakistan cricketer #ShoaibAkhtar. #Coronavirus #CoronavirusOutbreak https://t.co/J2eSiJUzRS— The New Indian Express (@NewIndianXpress) March 14, 2020
Akhtar, who runs a successful YouTube channel these days by expressing his views on various cricketing topics, hinted at the lockdown in Kashmir due to the current political situation.
The Rawalpindi Express on Monday (March 16) once again became the talk of the town for his controversial tweet. Notably, India had on August 5 last year revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir under article 370 of the constitution and bifurcated the state into two Union Territories.
Just a few days ago, Akhtar had blamed the eating habits of Chinese people for the deadly COVID-19, which has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization.
I don’t understand why you have to eat things like bats, drink their blood and urine and spread some virus across the globe…I’m talking about the Chinese people. They have put the world at stake. I really don’t understand how you can eat bats, dogs, and cats. I’m really angry,” Akhtar said in a video posted on his YouTube channel. I’m not against the people of China but I’m against the law of animals, It is killing humanity. I’m not saying you boycott the Chinese but there has to be some law. You cannot go on and eat anything and everything and everything,” he added.