Left Menu
Development News Edition

CWC '19: Wasim Akram's Australian wife is all praise for Pak team

ANI | New Delhi | Updated: 14-06-2019 17:56 IST | Created: 14-06-2019 17:53 IST
CWC '19: Wasim Akram's Australian wife is all praise for Pak team
Image Credit: ANI

Former Pakistan cricketer Wasim Akram's wife Shaniera Akram admitted that she was rooting for Pakistan during the match against defending champions Australia in the ongoing ICC Men's Cricket World Cup on Wednesday, even as she is an Australian national. After the match, which ended in Pakistan losing to Australia, Shaniera tweeted, "It's not over yet Pakistan. We need to fly the flag higher than ever before! #CWC2019."

She went on to post a series of tweets clarifying her decision of supporting the Sarfaraz Ahmed-led side during the match after she reportedly faced backlash on social media. "A lot of comments surrounding my post yesterday & I completely understand that. To be honest, I didn't know who I was going to support but when I saw our boys in green come out,I felt pride and I'm a part of that now, so I knew then and there who I was supporting (Pakistan flag emoji)," she tweeted.

In another tweet, Shaniera said although she loves Australia, she is living with the people of Pakistan now and the country has been good to her. "I was born and bred an Australian but I have come to live my life for and with the people of Pakistan. Pakistan has been good to me and plays a big part of who I am today. I love Australia and always will but I am with Pakistan all the way Pakistan ZINDABAD," she tweeted.

Australia thrashed Pakistan by 41 runs after the latter failed to chase down the target of 308 runs set by the Down Under team. Pakistan will next face India on June 16.


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

Why COVID-19 is unstoppable in USA despite it being ranked at the top of GHS Index?

Several worst-hit countries such as Italy, France, Spain, the UK, Canada, and Russia have peaked COVID-19 cases in April. Almost all of them have gradually flattened the curve. However, the USA is setting new daily records of infections tha...

COVID-19 seems cooking biggest ever global scam

The increasing number of corruption cases on COVID-19 funds from throughout the world and involvement of high profile persons indicate that the countries cant ignore corruption in their pandemic response programs. This has generated the nee...

Health Management Information Systems lack holistic, integrated, and pandemic resilient character

Being a part of the United Nations system, the World Health Organization WHO deserves its share of rebuke for its alleged failure issue COVID-19 health emergency alerts on appropriate time. However, the pandemic has also exposed loopholes i...

Pride in the time of coronavirus: a welcome move online?

This year is different in many ways not least as celebrations are also taking place against the dramatic backdrop of a global health crisis and a resurgence in grassroots activism following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. ...

Videos

Latest News

Italy sees jump in new coronavirus cases

Local outbreaks of COVID-19 among workers at a courier service in northern Italy and among migrants rescued in the Mediterranean Sea have helped swell an increase in the nations daily new cases. Calabria, which in recent days had been regis...

More cities to come under lockdown as India's COVID tally surges to nearly 8.5 lakh

As the countrys COVID-19 tally rose to nearly 8.5 lakh, authorities were getting ready to reimpose lockdown for varying periods in more cities, including in Bengaluru and Pune, in the coming days, while there appeared to be an improvement i...

Pilot rebels, says he has support of 30 Cong MLAs in Rajasthan

Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot on Sunday declared open rebellion, claiming that he has the support of the 30 Congress MLAs and some independents in the state assembly. The statement released on Pilots WhatApp group claimed tha...

J'khand teacher stokes row by asking children to learn Pak

A controversy has erupted after a teacher at a private school in Jharkhand allegedly asked kindergarten students to memorize the national anthems of Pakistan and Bangladesh, prompting the administration to launch a probe amid accusations th...

Give Feedback