“Sad to see Pak players are not able to showcase their talent (in IPL)”, tweets Akhtar
The glittering Indian Premier League has got all the entertainment, but, the league is surely missing the passion and flavor of Pakistani cricket.
Since the inaugural edition of the IPL, where Pakistani players shone brightly, Sohail Tanvir, a youngster then, topped the list of wicket-takers and won the first ever purple cap of the IPL.
Since then, the relation between the two countries saw some ups and downs that caused glitches in Indo-Pak cricketing relation as well, afterwards, Pakistani cricketers weren’t allowed to take part in the biggest franchise league of the cricket world.
Shoaib Akhtar, who represented Kolkatta Knight Riders in the opening season of the IPL, took Twitter to express his disappointment over the issue of keeping Pakistan cricketers out of the cricket festival.
The Rawalpindi Express shared a picture on Twitter where he is carrying the Bollywood superstar and the co-owner of the KKR, Shahrukh Khan after winning the Man of the Match in his IPL debut.
The fastest bowler of all time rattled Delhi Daredevils batting lineup in his spell of three overs where he outclassed Vireder Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, AB De Villiers and Manoj Tiwari with his venomous pace.
Akhtar said in the tweet that he really enjoyed his time in the IPL with KKR.
Really enjoyed my time in Ipl and in Kolkata Sad to see Pak players are not able2 showcase their talent
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) May 13, 2016
Despite of keeping Pakistani cricketers away, Pakistani left-arm pacer with the unorthodox action, Sohail Tanvir still holds the best bowling figure in an IPL match with 6 wickets in 4 overs conceding just 14 runs against Chennai Super Kings.
The first edition of the IPL featured Pakistani cricketers including Shahid Afridi, Salman Butt, Shoaib Akhtar, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Asif, Mohammad Hafeez, Younus Khan, Kamran Akmal and others.