Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar has predicted that he doesn’t see cricketing events occurring for the following year as the whole world fights with COVID-19 pandemic.
“In the event that you ask me truly, I don’t know to what extent the coronavirus pandemic will last, until and unless if it isn’t realized that what number of individuals are infected, one can’t proceed with any sort of cricket anyplace,” Akhtar said in a video posted on his YouTube.
“I don’t see cricket being played for in any event a year due to the coronavirus. I see the infection upsetting us for one year, these are problematic occasions and I simply beleive we come out of this more grounded,” he included.
The Rawalpindi Express also said that in the midst of the novel coronavirus outbreak, it is essential for individuals to keep up social distancing and that is the reason he also opined that at whatever point cricket resumes, utilization of saliva for sparkling the ball ought not be permitted to stop the spread of the infection.
Cricket is a sport that by any chance requires contact, nonetheless if ICC restricts by passing the law related to saliva on the ball, then I welcome the move in the view of covid-19,” he said
The 44-year-old Akhtar had brought a proposal to initiate an India-Pakistan bilateral series to raise funds in the combat against the ongoing covid-19 crisis. However, Harbhajan Singh snubbed Shoaib and said cricket is the last thing in his mind and holding a series at this moment is utterly unnecessary.