Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar was criticized by the fans for cycling on the streets of Islamabad during the ongoing lockdown amid Coronavirus Pandemic.
The legendary bowler Shoaib Akhtar had shared his video of cycling on the streets of Islamabad on Facebook with a caption, “Cycling in my beautiful city. Lovely weather. Empty roads and this is best work out”. But this doesn’t went well with his fans they were not impressed with the former pacer bowler for hitting the road during the partial lockdown imposed in Pakistan till April 14th. Shoaib Akhtar who earlier had requested his fans to work as a global fore to fight together with COVID-19 was criticized for his irresponsible behavior despite being a role figure for many people.
“This not seems to be a good time to go out. Looking at you many others may try to imitate you. Stay Safe, Stay Healthy”, a user commented on his video. While another user commented, “Such an irresponsible and selfish gesture in a situation where people are dying and he is enjoying empty roads and weather of a beautiful city”.
“Celebrities worldwide are spreading awareness among common people about COVID-19 and then we came up with our role models who are behaving irresponsibly and doing such nonsense things during a lockdown situation and make it public by sharing on social media”, another angry user commented.
“You are my all time favourite bowler but it is not good to see you roaming unnecessarily during such conditions”, a fan commented.
“Yes lovely weather but you are a public figure, a celebrity and people follow you blindly. Do you want people to come outside without mask and get infected with corona”, wrote another angry user.
“Shoaib Akhtar has earlier proposed a three-match ODI series between India and Pakistan to help raise funds for the fight against the COVID-19 Pandemic, a suggestion which was rejected by India’s World Cup winning former captain Kapil Dev.
The world is battling with a tough situation and during such testing times, our cricketers and celebrities should behave responsibly as their one wrong step could send a wrong message to millions of people.