While stressing the on the need for both India and Pakistan to come together for a fight against COVID19, former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar said that he used to spend 30 percent of his income in India on poor in India.
He revealed this during an interview were he had propsed three match ODI series between India and Pakistan for Coronavirus releif.
Akhtar has spent a lot of time in India as a commentator.
He fondly recalled his days in Mumbai during the World T20 in 2016, the last time he came to India for work.
“I am forever grateful about the love I have received from the people of India. For the first time I am revealing this, whatever I used to earn from India, I made a significant amount there, thirty percent of it, I used to distribute among the low income staff who used to work with me in the TV,” he remembered.
Akhtar used to visit the city’s slum areas with his face covered to hand out financial help to elder women there.
“From drivers, runners to my security guys. I took care of a lot of people. I was like if am earning from this country, I have to help my colleagues also.
“I also remember visiting slums of Dharavi and Sion in the wee hours to meet people I worked with,” added Akhtar.