War of words between Shoaib Akhtar and Moin Khan

Aliha Ejaz

There’s always chaos in Pakistan’s team dressing room and the ongoing clash between former pacer Shoaib Akhtar and Pakistani coach Moin Khan proved this once again that even after the end of their careers they both cannot get along.

It all started when Shoaib Akhtar bashed captain Sarfaraz on his physique and poor fitness.

"When Sarfaraz Ahmed came for the toss, his stomach was sticking out and his face was so fat. He's the first captain I've seen who is so unfit. He's not able to move across and he's struggling with wicket-keeping," said Shoaib Akhtar.

Akhtar’s criticism came after the opening match of ICC World Cup in which Pakistan was bowled out for only 105 runs in 21.4 overs against the West Indies at Trent Bridge on Friday. Windies were able to chase the target inside 14 overs to beat Pakistan by seven wickets.

Moin Khan supporting Sarfaraz shots back at Akhtar.

Shoaib wasn’t sincere with himself, also he was unfit during his playing days,” said Moin Khan. “Had he been a fit player, he could have taken more than 400 wickets,” he added.

After this Akhtar reminded Moin of his performance and called him a poor captain.

“I have single-handedly won many series for Pakistan which you can only dream of and I already have 450 international wickets to my name in all three formats. Secondly, a player will take 450 wickets when his captain is Imran Khan and not Moin Khan,” said Shoaib Akhtar.