Wasim Akram not pleased with the Pakistani jersey against Ireland
The Pakistan Cricket Board was quick to respond the legend on Twitter
Updated - May 13, 2018 10:42 pm
The historic test match between Pakistan and Ireland has been going on in full swing. Put to bat first, Pakistan batsmen did a wonderful job after the first day was a complete washout. However, there was an incident which wasn’t taken well by a Pakistani legend.
Wasim Akram was displeased with the jersey worn by the Pakistani players. Generally, the sweaters that the men in green wear in Tests have a green stripe in the arm. It is considered as a key and traditional aspect on the uniform. However, that wasn’t visible in yesterday’s historic game.
The former left-arm seam bowler took to Twitter as he pointed out the same. He expressed his unhappiness while tweeting, ““Where is the green stripe gone from our sweater? Not cool”. He also posted a picture of the player uniform alongside it to prove his allegiance.
Here’s what he tweeted
Where is the green stripe gone from our sweater ? Not cool . pic.twitter.com/KLRFD39MqJ
— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) May 12, 2018
However, the Pakistan Cricket Board was quick to respond to the legend on Twitter. They thanked him for pointing out the same and also vowed to look up further into the matter. They tweeted:- “Thank you @wasimakramlive for pointing this out. We are going to seriously inquire into the matter.”
— PCB Official (@TheRealPCB) May 13, 2018
The match has been going well for Pakistan so far. Batting first, they declared their innings total at 310/9. The top order faltered but Asad Shafiq managed to hold it together with his half-century. However, it was the amazing partnership between Faheem Ashraf and Shadab Khan that saved the day.
Both combined for a spectacular 117 runs for the seventh wicket. As for Ireland, Tim Murtagh was the pick amongst the bowlers with a four-wicket haul. Stuart Thompson got three wickets while Boyd Rankin also managed to get a couple of wickets. The action continues to unfold at Dublin between both the teams on Day 3.