Green stripes go missing from the Pakistan Test kit, social media abuzz
The Pakistan cricket team is currently part of a historic Test match being played in Dublin which is Ireland’s debut Test and a milestone in cricketing history.
During the ongoing game, former Pakistan pacer and widely regarded as one of the greatest swing bowlers that the world has ever seen, Wasim Akram spotted something interesting. He dished out a tweet inquiring the absence of green stripes from the sweater of Pakistani players.
Where is the green stripe gone from our sweater ? Not cool . pic.twitter.com/KLRFD39MqJ— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) May 12, 2018
Akram followed it up a day later and expressed his disappointment over the move. The Pakistani great also felt that former cricketers must be kept in the loop before the Pakistani Cricket Board (PCB) takes a major decision.
Since tweeting this yesterday there has been a lot of enquiry in to where our green stripe has gone. I wanted to add that I’m all for modernising our uniform and I’m not blaming anyone for the change but many of us have played proudly with this kit, next time keep us in the loop! https://t.co/1nszH0yL8t— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) May 13, 2018
Both the tweets went viral on social media with enquiries flowing in from all directions. The PCB was quick to latch on and came up with a prompt reply. "Thank you for pointing this out. We are going to seriously inquire into the matter," said the Pakistan board in an official statement.
Pakistan's day at Malahide with Ireland forced to follow on, but an unbeaten opening stand of 64 runs between Joyce and Porterfield has reduced the deficit to 116 at the end of day three.#IREvPAK scorecard ?? https://t.co/DtyJMHlrpi pic.twitter.com/XqFntOzVXr— ICC (@ICC) May 13, 2018
After the first day of the match was washed out due to rain, the fans finally got some cricketing action from the second day onwards. Although the Ireland team stumbled at the outset and followed on after Pakistan declared for 310 for 9 in their first innings, the Irish viewers stood firmly behind their team.
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