Shoaib Akhter is considered a ‘loose cannon’ among his well -wishers and living upto that reputation the former Pakistan pacer is making news for all the wrong reasons, again. An old video of his is doing the rounds on social media where he was heard speaking about ‘Ghazwa-e-Hind.’
Ghazwa-e-Hind means Prophetic battle for India. Some Urdu scholars claim that it is a prophecy which claims that Muslim warriors will conquer the Indian sub-continent after a battle with Hindus.
However, many scholars say that this theory lacks credibility and is a wrong. During an interview with Samaa TV, the Rawalpindi Express said: “It is written in our scriptures that Ghazwa e Hind will take place.
The river in Attock will be coloured red twice with blood. Forces from Afghanistan will reach till Attock. After that forces will rise from Shamal Mashriq, different contingents will arrive from Uzbekistan, etc. This refers to Khorasan, a historical region which extended till Lahore.”
Then those forces will conquer Kashmir, and then they will march onward, inshallah, he added. In India, Akhtar has millions of fans and some of them are regular followers of his Youtube Channel. His Indian fans were absolutely shocked by some of the comments made in the video.
“He had previously teared into the Indian cricket team for their bad show in Adelaide against Australia. “This is very embarrassing,” said Shoaib Akhtar on his YouTube channel. “This is not acceptable, from his YouTube channel, this is not acceptable.
this is not acceptable from Hindustan,” said the Rawalpindi Express. “They should be criticised [absolutely].” He also posted a video on Instagram and captioned it,”Oye hoye. Itni phentiiii. Embarrassing defeat to India. Must come back very strongly from here.”
Meanwhile, former India spinner Bishan Singh Bedi said, “This is unmitigated disaster, 36 all out — absolutely. This can’t be explained. Every good ball got a wicket. Mind you, the Indians did not throw away their wickets. They were edging the ball, and it was carrying. This is one of those things in cricket that can happen. And it has happened. You’ve got to accept it.”
My sympathies are with the team from India. But the Australians really overpowered the Indian batting line-up and dwarfed them. By bowling up (closer to the batsmen), they fooled the Indians, and the ball jumped a little bit. After taking a 53-run first-innings lead, India faltered and were all out for 36 – the joint fourth lowest score in 2,396 test matches played over 142 years -‘ beating’ their own 42 all out at Lord’s, London.