T20 World Cup 2021: As the scenarios for the ongoing T20 World Cup 2021 semi-finals are getting heated up, former Pakistani speedster Shoaib Akhtar alarmed the cricket fans of the social media storm if kiwis by any chance miss out on their semi-final spot against Afghanistan, tomorrow.
Akhtar reckons that ‘fixing’ related questions may pop up once again and take the trending charts if New Zealand gets a defeat from Afghanistan in tomorrow’s match. It is noteworthy that if New Zealand manages to win against Afghanistan, they will be through to the semi-finals while if they lose India and Afghanistan will have their chances to move forth the semi-final from group 2.
Several ‘fixing’ related topics have already been floated on social media after India made a commanding comeback against Afghanistan (66 runs) and Scotland (8 wickets with 81 balls left) in two consecutive matches. The topics have been raised predominantly by the Pakistani’s after India went past everyone’s net run rate in group 2.
The former cricketer in his Youtube video said that the Pakistani people are high in their emotions and there are a lot of sentiments floating around them.
“India’s fate is now in New Zealand’s hands. If New Zealand lose [to Afghanistan] a lot of questions will be raised, I’m warning you. I’m afraid that it will become another trending topic. I don’t want to get into any controversy but the sentiments of Pakistanis are really high at the moment as far as New Zealand is concerned,” Akhtar said while speaking on his Youtube channel.
He further backs New Zealand to win the important clash against Afghanistan as they are a better side.
“I think New Zealand are better than Afghanistan. If God forbid, they don’t play well and lose, that will be a problem. Nobody will be able to stop social media if it happens and we have to take that into consideration,” Akhtar further said.