File image of Shoaib Akhtar

Former Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Akhar on Wednesday urged India to make 10,000 ventilators for his country in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.

The former speedster dubbed as Rawalpindi Express urged the two neighbours to come together and support each other in this time of crisis.

He was also quoted in reports as saying that Pakistan will remember this gesture forever.

The former cricketer also proposed conducting a three-match ODI series to raise funds to fight against COVID-19.

Shoaib also spoke on the backlash faced by former teammates Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh on social media for asking Indians to contribute to Shahid Afridi’s charity.

Shoaib said it was inhuman to criticise them.

He said humanity should be the top priority and not sourness that the two countries have.

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