The former Pakistani pacer Rawalpindi Express expressed his desire while replying to Mohammad Kaif’s tweet regarding the famous India-Pakistan game of the 2003 Cricket World Cup.
Before that, Mohammad Kaif took to Twitter to state that his son Kabir believed that hitting Shoaib Akhtar was not as hard as it is portrayed to be. Kabir said that Shoaib Akhtar’s express pace was an advantage for the batsmen who wanted to hit the Pakistan fast bowler past the boundary ropes.
Thanks to @StarSportsIndia, finally Kabir gets to relive that historic #INDvPAK game. But junior isn't too impressed with Papa, says hitting @shoaib100mph must be easy since there is pace in his bowling. Kids today I tell you…phew! 😅#QuaranTime #LifeInLockdown pic.twitter.com/N3uiTZ0PQ7
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) April 7, 2020
Well, Shoaib Akhtar noticed the tweet and responded to it. He cheekily said that he would like to see his son play a game against Kaif’s son, writing:
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) April 7, 2020
Talking about that game, Mohammad Kaif played a vital role in India’s 6-wicket win in the high-voltage clash. Chasing 274, India lost Virender Sehwag (21) and Sourav Ganguly (0) early on before Kaif, and Sachin Tendulkar made a 102-run stand for the 3rd wicket. Tendulkar starred with the bat by scoring 98 runs. It was the same game where Sachin famously hit an upper cut off Akhtar’s bowling for a six.