A former Pakistani player admits that rain saved the day for Pakistan in the Super Four clash against India.
Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar admitted that rain saved Pakistan from conceding runs aplenty against India in the Super 4 clash between the two sides in Colombo on Sunday, September 10.Akhtar was not at all happy with Babar Azam’s decision to bowl first after winning the toss. The legendary pacer made his way to Colombo to watch India and Pakistan in action, but rain stopped the play after a solid start from Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill.The decision by Babar to bowl first backfired as Gill and Rohit stitched together a 121-run stand, thus helping the Indian team get off to the best possible start in the Super 4 clash.There is a reserve day in place for the Super 4 clash between India and Pakistan, and Akhtar gave his prediction, saying that play wouldn’t start again on Sunday.He is looking forward to action on Monday. He wrote on X, “Well. I don’t see this starting again. Colombo ki baarish is crazy” while sharing a video of himself as he took a sly dig at Babar about the ‘wise decision’ of not bowling first.Watch the video here.In the video, Akhtar was heard saying, “Hey guys, it’s me, Shoaib, match dekhne aaya tha, hum sare fans bhi wait kar rahe hai, Indians bhi Pakistani bhi. Lekin barish ne bacha liya humein, finally! Pehle India phass gya tha humare aagey, barish ne bacha lia. Aaj hum phas gaye the India ke samne, shukr hai barish ne bach lia.”