Legendary Indian cricketer turned cricket expert Sunil Gavaskar has liked the cheeky ‘superb’ comeback of former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar on his Lahore Snowfall comment.
Gavaskar while commenting on the idea of holding India Pakistan relief ODI series proposal put forward by Rawalpindi Express Shoaib Akhtar had said that it is more unlikely than having snowfall in Lahore. To that Akhtar had tweeted that Sunny Bhai Lahore did had snowfall last year.
“Requests keep coming in to join with them (former cricketers) to relive the old times and talk about how time is spent in the current self containment situation. It’s not easy which ones to accept and which to reject. I enjoyed the one I did with Ramiz Raja as we get along very well but what I enjoyed even more was Shoiab Akhtar’s superb comeback about my snowfall in Lahore comment. A fast bowler with a sense of humour. Wow, love that!” the former India captain wrote in his column Straight Drive in the daily Mid-Day.
Gavaskar had discussed topic of India – Pakistan series with former Pakistan skipper Ramiz Raja in a YouTube conversation.
“There are more chances of snowfall in Lahore than bilateral series between India and Pakistan. Both teams will keep on meeting in World Cups and ICC tournaments, but a series between them seem unlikely right now,” Gavaskar had said.
Not one to let someone else have the last word, Akhtar got back with a cheeky Twitter post. “Well Sunny bhai, we did have a snowfall in Lahore last year 🙂 So nothing is impossible.”