Some Pakistan fans didn't like Akhtar's supportive tweet for the Indian team.
"I wouldn’t say he has cemented his spot but he is going to be there for a while now," Andrew Flintoff added.
Shadab was the second highest run-getter for Pakistan in the series against England.
"It brings me back to a good place," Jos Buttler remarked.
Waqar Younis also issued an apology to the fans.
"Because those guys don't go to these leagues and stuff; if they were to play county cricket, we'd certainly encourage that," Mickey Arthur remarked.
The rules of ICC prohibit usage of any message on the cricketing equipment.
Buttler speaks following his stupendous performance at Headingley.
Buttler scored an unbeaten 80 in the Leeds Test and was the Player of the Match.
Buttler makes significant gain; Shadab gains in rankings for both batsmen and bowlers.