Umar Sharif takes on Shoaib Akhtar over India show
KARACHI: Pakistan’s comedy legend Umar Sharif took the cricketer-turned-commentator Shoaib Akhtar to task over his sarcastic diatribe against Pakistan cricketers in an Indian comedy show, ARY News reported
The video of Pakistan’s former cricketer and world’s fastest bowler Shoaib Akhar making fun of Pakistani cricketers of past and present with Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh went viral on web.
The video angered all Pakistanis but it was Umer Shareef who came up with a befitting reply to Shoaib Akhtar in ARY News show ‘Har Lamha Purjosh‘.
The great Pakistani comedian after presenting the video in his program remarked that if Akhtar can insult Pakistani cricketers sitting beside people who have stolen concepts from him (Umer Shareef) to earn fame and fortune, he (Umer Shareef) too can do the same with more command.
“Yeh thay Shoaib Akhtar Marhoom” (This was late Shoaib Akhtar), said an angry looking Shareef after the video making the audience laugh their heart out.
Shareef went on to say that the sad episode will result in the bowler’s death in the eyes of Pakistani people.
The renowned comedian maintained that if Shoaib had any reservations or past grievances, he should have ideally did that in a Pakistani show or contacted a Pakistani host to speak his heart out.
Towards the end, Shareef also prayed for Shoaib Akhtar that may the cricketer get his priorities right.