New Delhi | Jagran Sports Desk: As former Indian batsman Mohammad Kaif took to Twitter to share a moment of respite in the times of lockdown, with his son watching one of his incredible spell offs against Pakistan in the ODI World Cup of 2003. Among Kaif’s admirers, former Pakistani pacer Shoaib Akhtar ended up proposing a bi-brat contest between his son Mikael Akhtar and Kaif’s son Kabir.

"Toh phir @MohammadKaif match ho jaaye Kabir aur Mikael Ali Akhtar ka? He'll get his answers about Pace. Haha Give him my love," Shoaib Akhtar tweeted.

The tweet from Rawalpindi Express came after watching the video which Kaif had posted in which his son could be seen suggesting his father that it is easy to face Shoaib Akhtar because he bowls so fast and when the batsman hits it from that bat, it very quickly crosses the fence on the field.

The fans of Indian all-rounder also fell in love with the video, with many ended up reminiscing the incredible Kaif times in the Indian playing-eleven of 2000s.

“Please tell your kid you had fan following for your fielding. You were the best and most favourite fielder of Indian Cricket fans,” a Twitter user which goes by the handle @kunal_kaklij tweeted – prompting Mohammed Kaif to respond back that he’ll do exactly that.

Keeping up with its record of never losing an ICC ODI World Cup contest, India had defeated Pakistan in Centurion by six wickets – Kaif had scored a brilliant 35 runs in that, with Sachin Tendulkar ending up with a nervous-ninety at 98. Quite a great reason match, for an incredible reminiscent experience.

India is under nationwide lockdown until April 14, to contain the spread of coronavirus. Kaif was among the first from Indian cricketing world which supported Prime Minister Modi’s call to stop the spread of COVID-19.


The deadly virus has brought the sporting world to a standstill and all major events -- Indian Premier League, Tokyo Olympics 2020, Wimbledon have either been postponed or cancelled as a precautionary measure.

Posted By: Talib Khan