Asia Cup 2018: Shoaib Akhtar goofs-up with the hashtag on Twitter; uses 'Asian Games' tag

Akhtar had to delete his tweet after someone pointed out the error to him.

Shoaib Akhtar and Virender Sehwag | Twitter

Former Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Akhtar made a silly mistake during India vs Pakistan game. The arch-rivals were set to face each other for the second time in Asia Cup 2018.

Like any other cricket fan, Akhtar was also eager to witness a high-voltage face off. The excitement often leads to mistakes and we saw it in Akhtar aka Rawalpindi Express' tweet.

"At the #PakvsInd match hoping to see some good cricket! #AsianGames2018," he tweeted just minutes after the match started. He used the hashtag of Asian Games by mistake.

Twitterati pointed out the mistake and asked the cricketer-turned-commentator to change it. Responding to his fans, Shoaib managed to correct the mistake and deleted the tweet.

Here is the screenshot:

A day before the game between India and Pakistan, Akhtar was hoping for a good show by Pakistani batsman. "Big game coming up tomorrow I really hope Pak team bats sensibly till 50 over & get some early breakthrough in bowling .. Best of luck to both teams can’t wait to see a close encounter tomorrow," he had written.

But the Pakistan team once again disappointed him. While they managed to bat out their 50 overs, there were not enough runs on the board. A target of 238 was set for team India which they chased down inside 40 overs. A mediocre bowling performance with really poor fielding show on the field helped Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma complete their respective tons.

The win against Pakistan has booked a place for India in the final. 


By Sihyeu Singh - 24 Sep, 2018

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