Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has said that he stood at Kargil while the war with India was on. “I had a 175,000 pound contract with Nottingham. Then in 2002 I had another big contract. I left both when Kargil happened,” Akhtar further revealed in an interview with ARY News.
“I stood on the outskirts of Lahore. A general asked me what I’m doing there. I said war is about to start and we’ll die together. I called up my friends in Kashmir and told them I am ready to fight,” said Akhtar.
Interestingly, Akhtar has played three matches for the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) under Sourav Ganguly’s captaincy. The franchise is co-owned by Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan.
Shoaib has been in the headlines for quite some time these days. He faced a backlash on social media after proposing a bilateral tie between India and Pakistan to raise funds for the fight against the COVID-19 outburst.
He recently made another statement after showing interest to be India’s bowling coach.