Srinagar, April 13: Responding to the comments made by former Team India skipper Kapil Dev regarding his proposal for holding India-Pakistan relief ODI series for raising money amid global pandemic of Coronavirus, former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar said Kapil Dev doesn’t need money but lot poor people in both the Countries need.
For putting forward the proposal Akhtar was criticised by Kapil Dev and the former India skipper said India doesn’t need money.
Spekiang on his YouTube channel Akhtar, said that the two Countries were struggling with poverty and he felt that it was his duty to do something to help.
“I had said that I know India more than even Imran Khan himself. Our countries have a lot of poverty. As a human and as a Muslim, it is my responsibility to help as much as I can,” Akhtar said.
He reasoned that the idea, which he claimed was well-received by the neighbours, would provide some economic stability during these testing times and said that it would help those who’s employment depended on cricket.
“I was only asking what options we had if nothing happens for the next six months. What will all the people, who are employed because of cricket, do? The only option we have is holding a fundraising match.
“Everyone is going to be trapped economically. The global audience would be hooked by a match. Kapil said he doesn’t need the money and he surely doesn’t but everyone else does.”