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Former Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Akhtar (Image Source: PCB)

Shoaib Akhtar the former Pakistan fast bowler didn’t believe that team India could score 36 runs after the best batting line-up they have in world cricket at present. After getting a vital lead of 53 runs in the first inning team India crumbled down to the lowest ever total of 36 for 9 in their history of cricket.

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The previous lowest score of Team India was 42 runs which team India made against England in 1974. After Mohammad Shami retired hurt the target to Australia was 90 runs which they easily chase down with 8 wickets in hand to take the 1-0 lead in the series.

On this shocking collapse, the former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has responded on his youtube channel. He said,

“I woke up and the morning and switched on the TV. Could not see the match yesterday night. I saw India had put 369 on the board. Then I rubbed my eyes and saw carefully, I saw it’s 36 and there is slash before 9 and one is retired hurt. Embarrassing loss. Embarrassing batting. The mighty Indian batting came crumbling down.”

Check out the video of Shoaib Akhtar on his YouTube channel he has added after the lowest ever total of team India –

“They broke our record also” – Shoaib Akhtar

Shoaib Akhtar further thanked team India to make their record better. Shoaib reveals that we still remember how the whole cricketing world turned against us after such an absurd performance against a great Australian line-up with the likes of Glenn McGrath, Brett Lee, and Shane Warne.

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Luckily players of this era didn’t get to feature in the previous era when reverse swing begins after the span of 10 overs. There were no batting conditions in our era like it is provided to batsmen in this era to make unusual records. Imagine players like Ricky Ponting or Rahul Dravid played in this era. They will double the number of runs they have scored in the previous era.

“They broke our record also. 36 all out! This is disgraceful performance, it’s terrible. But happiest that they broke our (Pakistan’s) record. Anyways, this happens in cricket. Bare it and bare the criticism, this is going to happen to you now. So, mighty India come crumbling down. This is bad news,” Akhtar said.

“When we were all out for 53, we faced Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath, Brett Lee… it was a long and sturdy bowling line-up. Be thankful that isn’t the kind of bowling batting line-ups are facing.”

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