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Yuvraj Singh downplayed Akhtar's remarks with an amusing comment

  • 19 Aug 2019 15:29:14

Shoaib Akhtar pummeled England quick bowler Jofra Archer for not indicating Steve Smith "politeness" after the Australian batsman was hit on his neck by a horrible bouncer from the Englishman. The previous Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar censured Jofra Archer for leaving while "Smith was in agony". Steve Smith was struck by a short ball from Jofra Archer, coordinated at 92.4 mph (148.7 kph), on an unprotected piece of his neck on Day Four of the subsequent Ashes Test at Lord's. The right-hander fallen to the ground face first and resigned hurt in the wake of getting on-field treatment. Yuvraj Singh, however, downplayed Akhtar's remarks with a clever comment.

Shoaib Akhtar, in his tweet, on Sunday expressed that "I was consistently the first to raced to the batsman". While Yuvraj conceded that the Pakistani checked up on adversary batsmen, he said Shoaib Akhtar's genuine words were not those of solace, rather a notice.

Steve Smith was later managed out of the subsequent Ashes Test on the last day. Cricket Australia reported on Sunday that Smith endured a postponed blackout reaction to the blow.

"Steve has been intently observed by medicinal staff medium-term and toward the beginning of today revealed that in the wake of resting soundly, he woke with 'somewhat of a cerebral pain and a sentiment of lethargy'," said an Australian group representative.

Marnus Labuschagne, on the field as twelfth man when play continued on Sunday, turned into the primary blackout substitute in Test history after Australia's solicitation was endorsed by match ref Ranjan Madugalle.

At last, the match finished in a draw with Australia 154/6 at the nearby, having been set a hardened objective of 267 out of 48 overs when England skipper Joe Root proclaimed after lunch on the back of Ben Stokes' unbeaten century.