Shoaib Akhtar. (Source: Twitter)

Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has said that he would eat grass himself but will help in increasing the budget for the army of his country.

“If Allah ever gives me the authority, I will eat grass myself but I will increase the budget of the army,” said Akhtar in an interview with ARY News.

The right-arm fast bowler further revealed that he left County cricket twice. “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.

“I stood on the outskirts of Lahore. A general asked me what I’m doing there. I said a 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.”

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.


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