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Green stripes go missing from the Pakistan Test kit, social media abuzz

Cricket - Test Match - Ireland vs Pakistan - The Village, Malahide, Ireland - May 13, 2018 Pakistan team celebrate after taking a wicket
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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.

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.

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.

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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